The nature of our attachment to our parents or primary caretakers, and how well it’s fostered and cared for, determines what our dominant ‘style’ will be, later on when it comes to our romantic endeavors.
” I have never tackled this question head on but there is no time like the present!
Paradoxically, people with anxious attachment styles often date people with avoidant attachment styles. Although people with avoidant styles only make up 25% of the population, they are often more available since they tend to end their relationships more frequently.
Securely attached people, who are more compatible partners for those with anxious attachment styles, will usually already be involved with someone in a long lasting relationship.
Last week we explored what an anxious attachment style looks like in the context of intimate relationships.
Today, we explore options for developing healthy relationships if you know, or your partner has this attachment style.