Author(s): Amir Levine; Rachel Heller
A practical relationship book that promises to help you find and keep love by understanding the science of adult attachment We now know that the desire to become attached to a partner is a natural human drive - not a weak attribute of clingy females, as some would argue! And according to the new science of attachment, 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 minimise closeness. -SECURE people feel comfortable with intimacy and are usually warm and loving. Dr Amir Levine and Rachel Heller help you understand the three attachment styles, identify your own and recognise the styles of others so that you can find compatible partners or improve your existing relationship. Packed with fascinating psychology and case studies from successful - and unsuccessful - couples you can discover how to avoid the Anxious-Avoidant trap, why Secures can partner any type and how to love the Secure way. Attached is your road map to the perfect match and lasting love
"A groundbreaking book that redefines what it means to be in a relationship." - John Gray, PhD., bestselling author of "Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus" "Amir Levine and Rachel Heller have written a very smart book: It is clear, easy to read and insightful. It's a valuable tool whether you are just entering a relationship with a new partner or - as in my case - even after you've been married 21 years, and had thought you knew everything about your spouse." - Mariette DiChristina, editor in chief, "Scientific American" "Attached" is a fascinating and enormously useful guide to one of life's most important ventures-finding and sustaining a secure, satisfying love relationship. Based on twenty-five years of research, laced with vivid and instructive examples, and enriched with interesting and well-designed exercises, the book provides deep insights and invaluable skills that will benefit every reader." - Phillip R. Shaver, PhD
Dr Amir Levine, MD, is an adult, child and adolescent psychiatrist and neuroscientist. He has been conducting neuroscience research at Columbia University, New York, for several years under the mentorship of Nobel Prize laureate Eric Kandel.
Rachel Heller works as an educational psychologist.