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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (606 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Amir Levine, Rachel Heller Narrator: Walter Dixon Publisher: Gildan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.

Attachment theory forms the basis for many best-selling books on the parent/child relationship, but there has yet to be an accessible guide to what this fascinating science has to tell us about adult romantic relationships - until now. Attachment theory owes its inception to British psychologist and psychoanalyst John Bowlby, who in the 1950s examined the tremendous impact that our early relationships with our parents or caregivers has on the people we become. Also central to attachment theory is the discovery that our need to be in a close relationship with one or more individuals is embedded in our genes.

In Attached, Levine and Heller trace how these evolutionary influences continue to shape who we are in our relationships today. According to attachment theory, every person 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. Attached guides listeners in determining what attachment style they and their mate (or potential mates) follow. It also offers a wealth of advice on how to navigate relationships more wisely, given a listener's attachment style and that of his or her partner. An insightful look at the science behind love, Attached offers a road map for building stronger, more fulfilling connections.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Yasi | 2/10/2014

    " This book is written based on the concept that "knowledge is power". No matter which category of attachment you fall under, it's good to know the stupid things you might do due to your attachment category which will hurt others and yourself and therefore, avoid doing them! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Brittany | 1/27/2014

    " kind of dumb, but also kind of interesting? sped read this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Autumn Brighid | 1/26/2014

    " Incredibly helpful to understand my tendencies with relationships and to find hope in breaking the patterns. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kevin Hanks | 1/22/2014

    " Interesting book with some points to think about. It wasn't amazing and it didn't leave me feeling like I had learned an incredible amount. It did make me want to look at relationships differently though, and for that I give some kudos to the author. I can very hesitantly (and surely somewhat inaccurately) look at and analyze my own relationships and those of my close friends and family, and look for the behavioral cues they point out. This book DID remind me a little of the axiom "to a hammer, everything's a nail". It seemed like these scientists found a very neat tool, and now seek to explain every possible aspect of romantic relationships using that tool. I'm not smart enough to discount anything they said, but it left me feeling like they tried to hard. I also couldn't stand how they tried to explain our relationship styles based on evolution. It seemed a wild logical leap that we either avoid or seek intimate relationships because we evolved that way. "

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