Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You find and Keep love
We rely on science to tell us everything from what to eat to when and how long to exercise, but what about relationships? Is there a scientific explanation for why some people seem to navigate relationships effortlessly, while others struggle? According to psychiatrist and neuroscientist Dr.... show more
We rely on science to tell us everything from what to eat to when and how long to exercise, but what about relationships? Is there a scientific explanation for why some people seem to navigate relationships effortlessly, while others struggle? According to psychiatrist and neuroscientist Dr. Amir Levine and Rachel Heller, the answer is a resounding "yes."In Attached, Levine and Heller reveal how an understanding of adult attachment-the most advanced relationship science in existence today-can help us find and sustain love. Pioneered by psychologist John Bowlby in the 1950s, the field of attachment posits that each of us behaves in relationships in one of three distinct ways: Anxious people are often preoccupied with their relationships and tend to worry about their partner's ability to love them back Avoidant people equate intimacy with a loss of independence and constantly try to minimize closeness. Secure people feel comfortable with intimacy and are usually warm and loving. In this book Levine and Heller guide readers in determining what attachment style they and their mate (or potential mate) follow, offering a road map for building stronger, more fulfilling connections with the people they love.
Publish date: January 5th 2012
Pages no: 273
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, Self Help
, Mental Health
I'm not sure what to think about this book. On one hand, it's rather small and easy to read as well as accurate to an extent. However, I wonder just how strong the science actually is.For instance, when I did the attachment quiz in the book, it said I had anxious attachment with slight avoidant char...
This book was interesting and it changes the way you look at people. Like that you guy you liked who pushed you away? He is the avoidant type. Or that girl who scares all her boyfriends away by being so clingy? She's the anxious type. It shows you in very easy to follow scenarios all three attachmen...
Well-written, with a nice combination of friendly pop psych and some serious research.I gritted my teeth against the often repeated assertion that everyone wants to be in a relationship, but then that's what we'd expect from an attachment-avoidant type like me, isn't it?Overall, very interesting and...
This book is making me feel like a failure & guilty as if i need more of that. On the other hand, what if this can make me a better person? Just can't stand reading it now though…