What Attachment Theory Can Teach about Love and Relationships

“…indicated that adults show patterns of attachment to their romantic partners similar to the patterns of attachment that children have with their parents. As he read more about adult attachment, Levine began to notice attachment behavior in adults all around him. He realized that this kind of insight could have astounding implications for everyday life and might help many people in their romantic relationships.”
also: “Ainsworth discovered three distinct ways in which babies and toddlers form attachments with caregivers: secure, anxious and avoidant (a fourth, less common style was later discovered).”
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=get-attached

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