Attached Book By Amir Levine and Rachel S. F. Heller (PDF - Summary - Review - Online Reading - Download)

 

Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find and Keep Love A practical relationship book that promises to help you find and maintain love by understanding the science of adult attachment. We now know that the desire to stick to a partner is a natural human impulse, not a weak attribute of sticky women, as some would say. ! And according to the new science of attachment, each person behaves in relationships in one of three different ways: - Anxious people are often worried about their relationships and tend to worry about their partner's ability to love them. -EVIDENT people equate intimacy with a loss of independence and constantly try to minimize closeness. - SAFE people feel comfortable with intimacy and are generally warm and loving Dr. Amir Levine and Rachel Heller help you understand the three attachment styles, identify your own and recognize the styles of others so you can find partners compatible or improve your existing relationship. Packed with fascinating case studies and psychology of successful and unsuccessful couples, you can discover how to avoid the Anxious Avoidants trap, why Secures can be associated with any type and how to love in a safe way. Attached is your road map for the perfect couple and lasting love.

Book Details
Originally published: December 30, 2010
Genre: Self-help book

Book Summary
Is there a science to love?

In this innovative book, psychiatrist and neuroscientist Amir Levine and psychologist Rachel S. F. Heller reveal how an understanding of attachment theory, the most advanced relationship science that exists today, can help us find and maintain love. Attachment theory forms the basis of many bestselling books on the parent/child relationship, but there has not yet been an accessible guide to what this fascinating science has to tell us about romantic relationships between adults, until now.

Attachment theory owes its origin to the British psychologist and psychoanalyst John Bowlby, who in the 1950s examined the tremendous impact that our first relationships with our parents or caregivers have on the people we become. The discovery that our need to be in a close relationship with one or more individuals is embedded in our genes is also central to attachment theory.

In Attached, Levine and Heller chart how these evolutionary influences continue to shape who we are in our relationships today. According to attachment theory, each person behaves in relationships in one of three different ways:

* Anxious people are often worried about their relationships and tend to worry about their partner's ability to love them.

* AVOIDING people equate intimacy with a loss of independence and constantly try to minimize closeness.

* SAFE people feel comfortable with intimacy and are generally warm and loving.

The attached readers guide you to determine what style of attachment they and their partners (or potential partners) follow. It also offers readers a lot of advice on how to navigate their relationships more wisely given their attachment style and that of their partner. An insightful look at the science behind love, Attached offers readers a road map to building stronger and more satisfying connections.

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Book Review
Based on twenty-five years of research, mixed with vivid and instructive examples, and enriched with interesting and well-designed exercises, the book provides profound information and invaluable skills that will benefit all readers.

About The Authors
Amir Levine, M.D. He is a psychiatrist and neuroscientist for adults, children, and adolescents. He graduated from the residency program at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University and, in recent years, Amir has conducted neuroscience research in Columbia under the guidance of Nobel Prize Eric Kandel. Amir is also passionate about working with patients and it is in this context, while working with mothers and children in a therapeutic nursery, that he first discovered the power of attachment theory. His clinical work along with his deep understanding of the brain from the perspective of a neuroscientist contributes to his appreciation of attachment theory and its remarkable efficacy in helping to heal patients. Amir lives in New York City.

Rachel Heller, M.A., studied at Columbia University with some of the most prominent academics in the field of social psychology. Now he works with families and couples as a psychologist in private practice. Rachel lives in Israel.

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