WHAT'S THIS ALL ABOUT?

AVOIDANT

ATTACHMENT:

 

EXPLAINED

Our attachment style is the way we tend to relate to others in intimate relationships. It develops in childhood from how our caregivers meet our needs, and can also be influenced by relationships and events as we grow up and later in life. Put simply, it might also be described as whether we move towards or away from people for comfort.

 Attachment Styles - a quick tour

 Where does avoidant attachment come from?

Cause: some neglect or enmeshment

Result: self-denial of needs, self-blame, emotional suppression & distrust

Complete adaptation: denying the origin

 What does this mean for adults?