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Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find - And Keep - Love Audiobook

Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find - And Keep - Love

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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, Attached offers a road map for building stronger, more fulfilling connections.

©2010 Amir Levine, M.D., Rachel Heller, M.A. (P)2010 Gildan Media Corp

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    Pprd 02-27-17
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    "Very informative but a little pessimistic"

    This book was very informative on the styles of attachment and the way each style reacts in a given condition. My only issue is that the book has a pessimistic outlook towards making relationships between anxious avoidant work. It also does not take into consideration the fact that most people are a mix of these styles and hence has less solutions on making things work.

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    "New and Clear beginnings"

    I always thought that I was crazy in a relationship until I read this book. it really helped explain the silent secrets of intimacy and the importance of secure communication. I never understood this before and now I am happy to pratice these techniques with friends, family and my boyfriend.

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    Ellyn Reid 02-14-17
    Ellyn Reid 02-14-17 Member Since 2017
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    "very informative but lacking universal guidelines"

    brilliantly, if narrow-mindedly written. There would be an immense value to the non-monogamous community if this book was less amatonormative or monocentric in nature.

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    Guffaw334 02-08-17
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    "Helpful."

    This book really helps you understand a few of those "magical" things that happen to you when in a relationship that are otherwise accepted as the norm, even though we don't understand them. Its put some things into perspective that I had never thought of before. Great book!

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    Dee 01-30-17
    Dee 01-30-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Excellent source of information"

    This book was quite a surprise. I thought it was interesting because of the title and that it was going to give some possible helpful information on general relationships and how adults interact. little did I know it was going to answer all the questions I had and unlock the mystery of past relationship misunderstandings and poorly handled interactions I now know could have been avoided or handled in a much better way. This book has given me a fresh outlook on how to spot, choose and deal with the different types of personalities in a much better way. A definite read for everyone. I would suggest it to teenagers before they start to date to balance out the fairytale myths about relationships that are fed to the masses daily.

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    T 01-29-17
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    "Eye opening"

    Good book and is eye opening. However I find it would be help for a few more specifics on coping when in certain relationships.

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    Hope 01-23-17
    Hope 01-23-17
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    "Highly recommend it"

    This will be one I reread many times. So much insight and wisdom. My husband and I are reading it together to strengthen our marriage.

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    "Life Changing "

    I found this book to be exceptional! It have so much deep insight to the way I have related in relationships in my adult life. I saw myself and my tendencies clearly laid out. I also saw my growth and shift over the years. Growth is possible and so is healing and happiness. I'm so grateful to have found this book.

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    "Geat unless you're skilled"

    If you're great at understanding relationships, you could skip it. For most, it is a pretty good intro to attachment theory.

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    Jade Fisher 01-10-17
    Jade Fisher 01-10-17

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    "Life-changing relationship book!"

    Great perspectives on adult attachment theory that fit so well into my life that it felt like it was written for me! Wish I would've read this years ago, but feel I have now unlocked to the key to evaluating relationships.

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