Attachment Theory

Attachment TheoryI wanted to share this article on Attachment Theory and its significance to adult relationships. It’s important to understand how the relationship you have with your parents as a child affects your ability to be in a healthy relationship later.

“A secure attachment changes the way a baby sees the world because they learn that they’re not alone,” author Sue Johnson says. “Adults are the same. A sense of connection changes one of the most basic elements of the brain, which is how you perceive threat. It changes the world into a safer world.”

Clinical Psychologist Sue Johnson is the author of Love Sense: The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships.

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