Attachment Theory

The Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Attachment

In the years since the COVID-19 pandemic stormed into existence, it has claimed the lives of many of our loved ones, damaged economies, and changed how we navigate and relate to the world.   Even from an observational point of view, we can see how differently we all negotiated the regulations around the virus. Some of […]

Understanding Addiction Through Attachment Theory

Addiction affects and is affected by our relationships. Attachment theory helps us understand the roots and symptoms of addictions.

Autism and Attachment Theory: Can Autism Influence Attachment and How?

Discover the relationship between attachment theory and autism! Find out how attachment styles can impact the symptoms of autism.

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Attachment Theory and Eating Disorders

Discover the link between attachment theory and eating disorders. Learn how insecure attachment styles might contribute to eating disorders.

Tips for Managing ADHD for Insecure Attachers

Discover a number of powerful strategies to manage ADHD symptoms efficiently. Our tips in this blog post are designed specifically for people with insecure attachment.

What Is ADHD? How Does It Relate to Attachment?

Attachment disorders and ADHD are strongly linked. Discover how insecure attachment style has the potential to worsen ADHD symptoms.

6 Myths About Non-Monogamous Relationships

Despite the rise in popularity, ENM relationships are still stigmatized and widely misunderstood. Read our article to discover more!

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Be Kind to One Another: Attachment, Compassion, & Altruism

Discover how attachment styles might impact people's ability to be kind to one another and engage in altruistic behavior.

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Understanding & Coping with Intense Emotions - Introduction

Understand the basics behind where intense emotions come from, why we often feel controlled by them, and how we can learn to regulate and cope with them.

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Attachment-Based Goals for Relationships That Last

Inspired to set great New Year's resolutions? Discover tips for setting goals for relationships based on your attachment style.

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How to Plan Ahead to Avoid Holiday Stressors

Don't let insecure attachment ruin your holidays! Use these simple tips to plan ahead and prevent and better manage holiday stressors.

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The Superpowers of Securely Attached Adults

The social skills of securely attached adults are their personal superpowers and are usually emotionally balanced, calm, and comfortable with intimacy.

The Superpowers of Fearful Avoidant Attachment

In order to reinforce your strengths, you may first need help identifying them.

The Superpowers of Dismissive Avoidant Attachment

Being aware of the negative traits of dismissive avoidant attachment is important. However, you can derive benefits from focusing on the positive aspects.

The Superpowers of Anxious Preoccupied Attachment

Practicing positive psychology can help you to build upon your strengths, increase your self-esteem, and improve your relationships.

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An Attachment Bond isn't in Every Relationship. Here’s Why.

Not every close relationship we form is an attachment relationship...and not everyone we love is an attachment figure.

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Avoidant Attachment Triggers and Tips for Healthy Self Regulation

Understanding how to self regulate your emotions is an essential skill. However, having avoidant attachment may impact your ability to do so.

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Self Regulation Strategies for Anxious Attachment Triggers

Understanding how to self regulate our emotions and actions is an essential skill to develop. If you are working towards “earned secure attachment”, think of this as a milestone on that path.

Insecure Attachment Children

What is Insecure Attachment and How Does it Develop in Childhood?

Insecure attachment develops if a child feels that their needs are not met.

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How Fearful Avoidant Attachment Develops in Childhood

The fearful avoidant attachment is thought to be the most difficult. Sadly, this attachment style is often seen in children that have experienced trauma or abuse.

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How Does Anxious Avoidant Attachment Develop in Children?

Anxious avoidant attachment typically develops in the first 18 months of life. During this formative period, a child’s caregiver may have been emotionally unavailable to them most of the time.

How Does Anxious Ambivalent Attachment Develop in Children?

Anxious ambivalent attachment typically develops in children whose caregiver may have acted nurturing and responsive one minute and unavailable or insensitive the next.

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How a Secure Attachment Style Develops in Early Childhood

A secure attachment style forms through a special type of bond between children and their caregivers.

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10 Attachment Style Tests Scientists Use to Measure Attachment Styles

Have you ever wondered how attachment style tests are measured? Or whether the test you are completing is actually reliable?

10 attachment theory mistakes to avoid

10 Attachment Theory Mistakes to Avoid

The most common traps you might fall into when you first discover attachment theory.

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Your Attachment Style Influences Your Sex Life [and even Casual Sex]

Attachment styles play a role in the way we approach and experience sex.

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Here's What We Know About Attachment Styles in the Workplace

Attachment styles can affect the way we perform in the workplace - mainly because our work environments include social dynamics.

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Secure Attachment - from Childhood to Adult Relationships

People who have developed this type of attachment are self-content, easy to connect with and are able to express their feelings.

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Attachment Styles & Their Role in Relationships

Research has identified four main attachment styles: anxious / preoccupied, dismissive / avoidant, disorganized and secure.

Avoidant Attachment Style

Avoidant Attachment Style: Causes & Symptoms

Parents who are strict, emotionally unavailable and expect their child to be independent usually raise a child with avoidant attachment.

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Disorganized Attachment: Causes & Symptoms

In adulthood, people with this attachment style are extremely inconsistent in their behavior and have a hard time trusting others.

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Anxious Attachment: Causes & Symptoms

Low self-esteem, strong fear of rejection or abandonment, and clinginess in relationships are common signs of this attachment style.

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5 Practical Ways to Manage Your Anger & Negative Feelings

We will discuss a few aspects of managing anger and negative emotions.

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