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Summary

The answer to why people feel and act the way they do lies in the profound effect of a child's bonding process with his or her parents. How successfully we form and maintain relationships throughout life is related to those early issues of "attachment". The author has cited four primary bonding styles that explain why people love, feel, and act the way they do.

This book is for anyone who desires closeness, especially in the most intimate relationships: marriage, parenting, close friends, and ultimately God.

©2002 Tim Clinton and Gary Sibcy (P)2017 Tantor

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"Offer[s] useful insights....it reminds us of the need to make one's relationship with God one of utter dependence." (Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation)

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  • Scott
  • 06-11-17

Dreadful

Narrator makes the book impossible to listen to. Might be some good info, but I gave up after an hour.

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  • PATRICE E CHRISTIE
  • 02-11-17

extremely robotic narrator

I really wanted to listen to this book. But I discontinued it after a chapter or two because the extremely robotic voice of the narrator was very distracting from any kind of content assimilation. that's a shame... having read the book it really is pretty good but this narrator makes it impossible to listen to.

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  • JCurtis
  • 06-05-19

Improve Relationships With God, Family, & Friends

Bottom lineup up front, Attachments is profoundly insightful. The authors bring together science and spirituality, psychology and faith, seamlessly.

I struggled a bit with the first half of the book. The theory and concept behind Attachment theory proposed by Dr. Clinton and Dr. Sibcy is laid out. They present the consequences of unhealthy attachments in relationship thoroughly. Their descriptions are clear. The reality of it was a lot to take in personally because of the implication of not finding a healthier way to relate to others and God.

The good doctors don't disappoint and describe a problem without a solution. The second half of the book delves into methods to gain healthy attachments. The detail from the first half really pays off.

Understanding relational attachments was eye opening. The material in the book will change parenting, marriage, friendships, interfamily dynamics, and the relationship we have with God.
I'm going to reread Attachments.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-07-19

Life-changing material, robotically read

This is a great book! It could change your life forever. But, the robotic voice of the reader made it almost impossible at times. Listening at 1.5 X speed did help somewhat.This is definitely one that I’ll purchase in hardcopy as well in order to get the most out of it.

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  • Jr1234
  • 23-11-18

Religion based.

Very religious based and quoting of scripture. There are some good things to take away from it.

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  • Brent Moore
  • 13-07-19

Awesome book; terrible narrator

The content of this book is invaluable and I highly recommend it. Buy the book and read it; stay away from the audio version.

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  • Susan Buck
  • 17-05-19

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The narrator was horrible and difficult to endure. Halting and elementary speech. The book was fascinating. I wish the narrator would just talk conversationally. Instead his performance was an F. Ruined it.

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  • PattiBee
  • 15-01-19

Buy the Book... Skip Audio Version

This book provides a nice summary of attachment theory from Christian therapists' experience and perspective. Examples of the Ambivalent, Avoidant, Disorganized, and Secure attachment styles as well as case studies are abundant and allow one to self-identify one's personal style. The theory is presented within a spiritual framework with scripture to help readers integrate faith-based precepts with concepts historically presented only from a secular perspective. The authors conclude with practices and spiritual disciplines for those actively pursuing a Christ-led life to counter-balance attachment style based challenges. That being said, the presenter's style of the audio version is distracting with emotional inflections tightly limited within each word, annunciations so precisely delivered, and diction paced such that it often sounds automated rather than read by a person. To overcome the tedious pace, consider turning up the speed (1.5 speed made it less obvious).

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-03-21

This is terrible

This guys voice is awful. Am I listening to siri read this to me. Wtf. This is my first book off here and I was so excited to use this app so that I can work on myself without needing the downtime to read. I can't listen to him, he sounds like a robot and I cannot absorb what he is saying in the manner I need to to do the work on myself that I need. I'm pissed.

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  • Maaria Nelson
  • 25-12-18

This book needs a live reader.

Could. not bare to listen to the computer voice. I had to purchase a hard copy of the book. This book needs a person reading.