Everyone should be equipped with this information when entering the dating world. Really helps to simplify relationship differences which we then make into much larger issues than they need be.
they don't go super deep into the theory, probably because it's not that complex. that's not to say it's not profound or not amazingly insightful though.
there are good examples to tease out aspects so you understand clearly. you learn practical tactics and concrete situations on how to better act. so it's still useful for those already familiar with attachment theory.
the performance by the narrator was solid.
the stories and examples keep you engaged.
This made so many things become clear into why my previous relationship didn't work and now what I can do to find a great one! Very insightful and I've read roughly 10-12 books on relationships, love and the opposite sex...this is one of the best I've read. Especially helpful for anyone looking for get over a breakup or to try fix one that you're in.
I'm more of the anxious attachment type according to the book. It does make a lot of sense and I can see it in the way I relate to people. Many people however are not so cut and dry. They may appear to match several of the different types, maybe due to circumstances or life events that shook them. Who really knows, but I'd say that this book is better for understanding yourself and giving yourself a type than for diagnosing the actions of others.
So refreshing to have a book that encourages you to be true to yourself and your needs. So many relationship advice books and websites pressure you to change who you are, or convince you that your needs are somehow unjustifiable.
This book does a great job in detailing attachment styles. The many examples they present start to feel redundant at first, but they serve to train your instincts for identifying attachment styles in others and, most importantly, whether or not their style is compatible with yours.
Highly recommend this audio book for anyone who finds themselves struggling to secure a relationship, such as myself. A perfect find!
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and plan on listening to it several times over. It is well written and well read with real life stories to help the reader apply the theory to their life. I especially liked the chapter on how to identify your own attachment type and that of your partner. As a predominantly Anxious attachment type, who is currently dating an Avoidant type, it was reassuring to learn that I am not crazy and while I may need to learn more effective ways of communicating, what I want in a relationship is not unreasonable and is attainable. This book has given me hope of finding the kind of open supportive secure relationship I want and a practical means to finding it.
Observations in the book are valid. Good and accessible explanation of the theory. relatable stories. I challenge the theory itself and feel it is an oversimplification that does not account for the reasons people have plasticity in attachment. The book does not discuss intrinsic motivation to move from one style to another. Most of the focus is on anxious attachment and if your insecurities are of this type, read this book. If they're of the avoidant type, you'll find some material lacking. secure attachment is observed as the most functional (as expected) and an interesting challenge on co-dependence is made in Chapter 2. I enjoyed the reading but challenge the conclusions.
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Truth, analytics and thoughtfulness of the authors
His performance was satisfactory
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