Dating

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Are You Addicted to the Roller-Coaster Relationship?

Ah, the roller-coaster relationship. You know exactly what I am talking about. You have either seen one or have experienced it first hand. They are over the top relationships that are in blissful ecstasy one moment, and plummeting to the depths of dysfunction the next. They are characterized by a pattern of extremes, either high […] Read more…

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Attachment Pairings: Finding the Best Fit

I have been asked on several occasions, which attachment styles pair best. Well, here is the moment you have all been waiting for! We have laid the foundation of the various attachment styles and their differing needs in relationships. Going through and understanding the varied needs is helpful and gives us great insight into why […] Read more…

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Understanding the Needs of the Avoidant/Dismissive Attachment Style

Do you ever wonder how you can go from a completely sane and confident person, to a clinging or withdrawing relationshipzilla in about 60 seconds flat? Welcome to the world of attachment systems and romantic attachment styles. We all possess an attachment system. It is a mechanism in our brain that is responsible for monitoring […] Read more…

Understanding the Needs of the Anxious/Preoccupied Attachment Style

Understanding the Needs of the Anxious/Preoccupied Attachment Style

I recently read Attached by Amir Levine and it has really opened my eyes to the importance of understanding attachment dynamics in our relationships. This article is based on content from the book and I highly recommend you read it if these attachment style articles resonate with you. Last week we covered how to decode […] Read more…

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The Dos and Don’ts of Entering into a Dating Relationship: Part 2 The Dos

Hello Everyone! I trust that you all had a good thanksgiving weekend! Gratitude is one of the key components of wholehearted living, so I encourage you to practice it daily not just on special holidays and occasions. This week we are carrying on with the topic of Dos and Don’ts when entering into dating relationships, […] Read more…

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The Do’s and Don’ts When Entering Into a Relationship: Part 1 The Don’ts

Hello Everyone! Happy thanksgiving and I hope that we are all able to practice gratitude this weekend when reflecting on our lives with loved ones. There is always something to be thankful for! The topic that I am bringing you today is one that I discuss with people often, and had the pleasure of sharing […] Read more…

The dismissive avoidant attachment style

The Dismissive/Avoidant Attachment Style

So far in this series of articles we have covered an Introduction to Attachment Styles and the Preoccupied Attachment Style. Taking the time to read these articles before continuing into the current topic may be helpful as they help to lay a foundation of attachment styles and how they play a role in romantic relationships. Just to briefly […] Read more…

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The Preoccupied/Anxious Attachment Style

The first article in this series was the Introduction to Attachment Styles. It provides a brief overview of attachment theory and may be helpful for you to read before getting into this week’s article on preoccupied attachment. Preoccupied attachment style is characterized by a person who has a negative view of themselves and a positive view of […] Read more…

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Introduction to Attachment Styles

The concept of attachment has become increasingly prevalent in psychology and other interdisciplinary fields. The basic assumption is that infants and children form a unique bond with their primary caregiver that effects how they will interact with the world. When infants form an attachment with a caregiver that is warm, consistent and responsive, their attachment […] Read more…

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The Three Styles of Communication

Last week I touched very briefly on the three different styles of communication. It is imperative that you know and understand how you communicate in order to communicate effectively with your partner. Therefore, I am going to give you a more in-depth breakdown of the three different styles as we start on a new theme […] Read more…

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