Is there a science to love? In this groundbreaking audiobook, psychiatrist and neuroscientist Amir Levine and psychologist Rachel S. F. Heller reveal how an understanding of attachment theory - the most advanced relationship science in existence today - can help us find and sustain love.
Attachment theory forms the basis for many best-selling books on the parent/child relationship, but there has yet to be an accessible guide to what this fascinating science has to tell us about adult romantic relationships - until now. Attachment theory owes its inception to British psychologist and psychoanalyst John Bowlby, who in the 1950s examined the tremendous impact that our early relationships with our parents or caregivers has on the people we become. Also central to attachment theory is the discovery that our need to be in a close relationship with one or more individuals is embedded in our genes.
In Attached, Levine and Heller trace how these evolutionary influences continue to shape who we are in our relationships today. According to attachment theory, every person behaves in relationships in one of three distinct ways: "anxious" people 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. "Secure" people feel comfortable with intimacy and are usually warm and loving. Attached guides listeners in determining what attachment style they and their mate (or potential mates) follow. It also offers a wealth of advice on how to navigate relationships more wisely, given a listener's attachment style and that of his or her partner. An insightful look at the science behind love.
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Better than expected, Excellent book
After reading bad reviews , I still decided to give this book a chance and it was the best decision I have ever made. It talks about different attachment styles and it helped me to understand not only myself but my partner better.It gives many realistic examples of different relationship scenarios issues and it not only presents the problem but explains how to resolve it. it has scientific research to backup the findings, I have followed the suggestions and has improved my relation. It is a better realistic book, keep an open mind when you listen to it and by the end of the book you will know if your relationship is worth keeping, or is better to move on
track 1 only
Somebody please tell me I didn't just purchace a 7+ min info for 19.00 I only got track one oi.
Deep insight, delivered in Extremely simple terms. Very easy to understand.. Shines a lot of light on Relationships.
Highly Recommended--And Appreciated! Thanks