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Pan Macmillan UK, May 19, 2011 - Self-Help - 304 pages

We now know that the desire to become attached to a partner is a natural human drive. And according to the new science of attachment, every person behaves in relationships in one of three distinct ways:
1) ANXIOUS people are often preoccupied with their relationships and tend to worry about their partner's ability to love them back.
2) AVOIDANT people equate intimacy with a loss of independence and constantly try to minimise closeness.
3) 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.

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ATTACHED: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find--and Keep--Love

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There is a scientific theory behind the ways we approach and develop adult relationships, write neuroscientist Levine and social psychologist Heller, and understanding how it works will help you find ... Read full review

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Prior to ordering I read a significant amount of reviews saying it was biased against avoidant people, which almost deterred me from purchasing. Admittedly I haven't read the entire book, but of what I have read, i think its great. It provides heaps of insights, lots of examples and practical exercises. So glad i purchased it. I do wonder if all those thinking its biased are perhaps avoidants finding it a bit too confronting for their comfort levels maybe? 

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About the author (2011)

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.

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