- Researchers have long observed that children have distinct attachment styles to caregivers, which appear to predict certain behaviors.
- More recently, they have begun to appreciate that adults also display attachment styles in romantic settings—and these styles can predict the success of romantic relationships.
- The important lesson is that your love life does not have to be left to chance; understanding your attachment style, and your partner’s, can help you find and build a satisfactory relationship.
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Reprinted from Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find—and Keep—Love, by Amir Levine, M.D., and Rachel S. F. Heller, M.A., with permission of J. P. Tarcher, a member of the Penguin Group USA. Copyright © 2010 by Amir Levine and Rachel S. F. Heller.
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