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Avoidant Attachment

Avoidant Attachment

In previous posts, we took a closer look at the secure attachment style and the anxious attachment style. Another of the three insecure attachment styles is called avoidant attachment. While anxious attachers typically cling to their loved ones, often excessively,...
Anxious Attachment

Anxious Attachment

In previous posts, I mentioned that there is a secure attachment style, and three different types of insecure attachment styles. This post, we’ll be taking a look at the insecure anxious attachment style. Insecure doesn’t mean bad While the insecure attachment styles...
Secure Attachment

Secure Attachment

Of the four attachment styles, a secure attachment is the best-case scenario. Fortunately, it’s also the most common attachment style, with somewhere between 55% and 60% of people having secure attachments. What does it look like? Secure attachment is exactly...
Attachment

Attachment

There are a lot of different opinions on just about every subject within psychology. One thing that we can all agree on is that relationships are crucial in a person’s life, not just for emotional well-being and happiness, but really, for basic survival as well. From...
What is Codependency?

What is Codependency?

The term codependency and the concepts behind it have gained momentum in the fields of self-help and psychology over the past couple of decades. And while it is now a pretty steady part of the vernacular, “codependent” still feels a bit ambiguous. When someone says...
You DO get to Grieve this

You DO get to Grieve this

I cannot tell you how many times someone has said to me, often through tears, “I shouldn’t be so upset about this, it’s not that big of a deal” or “It’s been months, this should not still be bothering me”. “It was a long time ago” or “we weren’t that close” or, and...