What is Attachment Theory?

The focus of attachment-based therapy is to decrease the level of negative interaction and increase the emotional closeness and connection with others.  This applies to all relationships be they family connections, interactions with friends or business interactions.

"Our style of attachment affects everything from our partner selection to how well our relationships progress and also, sadly, how they end.  That is why recognizing our attachment pattern can help us understand our strengths and vulnerabilities in a relationship.  An attachment pattern is established in early childhood attachments and continues to function as a working model for relationships in adulthood.  This model of attachment influences how each of us reacts to our needs and how we go about getting them met."  (From PsychAlive -- July 2015)

There are four different attachment styles.  If you would like to learn more about them, please see this page.