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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Attachment styles

Attachment styles are formed early in childhood based on our interactions with our caregivers.

Attachment styles are significant because they play out in people's adult relationships too, influencing the kinds of partners they pick (stable or less stable), how they behave during the course of a relationship (needy, distant, or volatile), and how their relationships tend to end (wistfully, amiably, or with a huge explosion).

The good news is that maladaptive attachment styles can be modified in adulthood—this, in fact, is a lot of the work of therapy.
Source: Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb

The good news is repair in people's relationships can find a lot of healing in the Gospel and God's Word.

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