People need people
We’re all hardwired for connection and belonging. In fact, the quality of our relationships is directly related to the quality of our lives.
Sometimes though, we fall into patterns in our closest relationships that undermine our chances of achieving the lasting, mutually supportive and satisfying relationships we crave. Some of us put up walls, shut down emotionally or use various strategies to put distance between ourselves and others; while others become excessively preoccupied with the relationship, irrationally jealous, clingy and insecure.
According to research, a little over half the population has a "secure" attachment style.
That is, they feel secure and comfortable in close relationships. They're dependable, feel comfortable expressing emotions and are emotionally available to support others.
Having a secure attachment style might make you more resilient in the face of relationship conflict, but it doesn't make you immune to relationship challenges.
By definition, a relationship involves two people, each of whom has their own personal history and attachment pattern. For us to truly thrive in relationships, it can be helpful to understand what those relationship patterns are, how they affect our interactions with others, and have strategies for managing them.
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(Disclaimer: This is not a validated psychometric assessment and is designed only as a guide.)