Welcome, guest. You are not logged in.
Log in or join for free!
Stay logged in
Forgot login details?

Stay logged in

For free!
Get started!

Text page

quiz relationship science attachment quiz


||| psychology & emotions |||

"Relationship Science: Find Your Mate with Attachment Theory

A version of attachment theory, better known for parent-child bonding, can teach us adults a lot about forming more enduring romantic relationships"

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 relationships sail smoothly along while others are more like a storm tossed voyage?

In their book Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How it Can Help You Find – and Keep -- Love, authors Amir Levine and Rachel S. F. Heller reveal how an understanding of adult attachment–the most advanced relationship science to date–can help us find and sustain love.

Attachment research designates three main "attachment styles," or manners in which people perceive and respond to intimacy in romantic relationships. Basically, "secure" people feel comfortable with intimacy and are usually warm and loving. "Anxious" people crave intimacy, 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.

Every person, whether he or she has just started dating someone or has been married for 40 years, falls into one of these categories. Understanding your own attachment style and that of you partner or prospective partner can radically change the way you perceive yourself, your partner and your relationship.

This page:

Help/FAQ | Terms | Imprint
Home People Pictures Videos Sites Blogs Chat