A Word On (Emotional) Attachment

You may be thinking, what is the big deal about Attachment theory?

Attachment theory is based on the bond between parents and their children, which has been shown to follow children into adulthood. Here’s the kicker: the bond between parents and their children is the same bond that develops between adults in emotionally intimate relationships.

Take a look at the four quadrants below to identify the attachment style that most resonates with you.

Its important to note that attachment is a life long process and there is no “quick fix”. Resist the urge to ‘shuffle’ your deck of cards—rather, take a closer look at the hand you’ve been dealt.

Consider this: think about promoting growth and insight into the attachment style that you identify with. Not only can you learn a lot about yourself and how you relate to others — you can ultimately prevent and/or mend heartache, interpersonal conflict and relational challenges. Not to mention mitigate symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, etc. The list goes on and on.

Attachment styles

Attachment styles