“You don’t really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around – and why his parents will always wave back.” – William D. Tammeus Your adult attachment style has developed as a result of repetitive interpersonal interactions with important caregivers or parents as Author: Laura K. Chang, Ph.D. Oct 28, 2010 · I'm digging the ideas about adult attachment so far, and using it as a catalyst to reflect on the patterns between my partner and me.) After finishing it, I would recommend this book to anyone interested in attachment research, especially what it means for adult relationships and how much control one has if early attachment was insecure.4.1/5.
And although they are most commonly cited in the context of infants and their mothers, attachment styles can also provide insight into the relationships of adults. Coauthors Amir Levine M.D. and Rachel Heller M.A. expand on this notion through their book Attached: the New Science of Adult Attachment—and How it Can Help You Find—and Keep—Love. The lessons of attachment help us heal adult relationships. The powerful, life-altering lessons we learn from our attachment bond—our first love relationship—continue to teach us as adults. The gut-level knowledge we gained then guides us in improving our adult relationships and making them secure.
Take the Attachment Styles Test by Dr. Diane Poole Heller and learn what your Adult Attachment Style is: Secure, Avoidant, Ambivalent, or Disorganized. This easy questionnaire is designed to be an interactive learning tool. When responding, consider how strongly you identify with each statement. Jul 30, 2013 · The attachment style you developed as a child based on your relationship with a parent or early caretaker doesn’t have to define your ways of relating to those you love in your adult life. If.