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Getting Help for Insecure Attachment

Getting Help for Insecure Attachment

If you recognize an insecure attachment style in either yourself or your romantic partner, here's what you can do:

  • A therapist can help you make sense of your past emotional experience and become more secure.
  • Improve your nonverbal communication skills
  • Boost your emotional intelligence. Understanding and managing your own emotions in positive ways can help strengthen a romantic relationship.
  • A supportive relationship can play an important part in building your sense of security

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Your attachment style can change over time to a more secure style or an insecure style if they're not careful.

An extreme negative event, such as divorce, death of a dear one, a serious accident, etc. can cause a secure attachment type to move into a more insecure attachment type

The Secure Attachment Style

The Secure Attachment Style

It’s likely your primary caretaker was able to stay engaged with you as an infant and effectively manage their own stress as well as calm and soothe you when you were distressed. Having a secure attachment style might look like this:

  • You’re able to be yourself in an intimate relation...

Make It Last

  • Stay generous toward your partner. Continue to express your affection. Do small things for your partner like bringing them coffee.
  • Personal growth. If your partner is helping you become a better person, you become happier and more content.

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