HEALTHY.COM: 16 Things to Know About Attachment Theory

If you identify with a secure attachment style, your parents or caregivers were highly attentive and supportive.

“These children were able to reach out to responsive and nurturing parents when they became frighted or distressed,” Hokemeyer says.

Learning to trust their parent creates a sense of security and safety in the world, and that helps them form a bond, according to Jane Greer, a marriage and family therapist in New York City, author of What About Me.

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