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Anxious Avoidant Attachment

Anxious Avoidant Attachment

Another insecure attachment style is anxious avoidant attachment.

If overprotective parenting was traumatic for the child, they may resent their parents and distance themselves to protect their feelings.

They believe that their needs won’t be met, so they become emotionally distant and avoid close relationships.


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