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Are You Anxious, Avoidant or Secure? How the Science of Adult Attachment Can Help You Find - and Keep - Love
Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
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An insightful look at the science behind love, Attached offers listeners a road map for building stronger, more fulfilling connections.

Is there a science to love? In this groundbreaking audiobook, Psychiatrist and Neuroscientist Amir Levine and Psychologist Rachel S. F. Heller reveal how an understanding of attachment theory - the most advanced relationship science in existence today - can help us find and sustain love.

Pioneered by Psychologist John Bowlby in the 1950s, the field of attachment explains that each of us 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 minimize closeness.
  • Secure people feel comfortable with intimacy and are usually warm and loving.

With fascinating psychological insight, quizzes and case studies, Dr Amir Levine and Rachel Heller help you understand the three attachment styles, identify your own and recognize the styles of others so that you can find compatible partners or improve your existing relationship.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio on our Desktop Site.

©2010 Amir Levine and Rachel Heller (P)2010 Penguin Random House LLC

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"A groundbreaking book that redefines what it means to be in a relationship." (John Gray, PhD., best-selling author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus)

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highly recommend

Really helpful and insightful. Helps to understand the unconscious behaviours that occur in our close relationships.

The narrator is very clear and engaging.

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very interesting book

this book is very easy to follow .i found this book interesting and useful.

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Excellent, clear and informative

Fantastic book. Gave me a great insight into the different attachment styles and good examples too. Recommend it.

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having problems in relationship? listen to this!

Wondering why I have the same problems in relationships time and again. This book has helped me understand, in a loving compassionate way, where I keep going wrong and how to improve my likelhood of being in and maintaining a loving, committed relationship.

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Recommended by YouTube dating coach

This was recommended by Johnathan Aslay. I'm glad I bought it. Will undoubtedly be useful as I continue my online dating!

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Game changer

I wish I had found this book years ago. It’s altered my thinking profoundly. Buy it now!

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Super interesting

I wish I had read this years ago. I would have saved so much money on therapy.

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Excellent book! Compulsory reading!

Very well laid out and concepts explained clearly. I am a massive avoider and this has helped me a great deal in understanding how I can be a much better partner and become my true authentic self.

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amazing amazing amazing must READ

Omg This gave me sooo much understandings of myself and my relationships behaviours both myself and people I dated! DIAMOND BOOK

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Incredible!!!

If only we learnt this stuff at a school... and if only id got my hands on this sooner! WOW! Don’t hesitate, snag it! ;)