Nov 19, · Updated November 19, Attachment is a deep emotional bond between two people. The idea was pioneered by John Bowlby, but his attachment theory, as well as Mary Ainsworth’s ideas about attachment styles, mostly focused on the relationship between an infant and an adult caregiver. Since Bowlby introduced the concept, psychologists have extended attachment research into adulthood. Feb 19, · Can adults have attachment disorder? Attachment disorder is a general term for conditions that cause people to have a hard time connecting and forming meaningful relationships Author: Crystal Raypole.
Jul 02, · There are four adult attachment styles: Anxious (also referred to as Preoccupied) Disorganized (also referred to as Fearful-Avoidant) Avoidant (also referred to as Dismissive) Secure. Insecure attachment affects adult relationships Insecurity can be a significant problem in our lives, and it takes root when an infant’s attachment bond fails to provide the child with sufficient structure, recognition, understanding, safety, and mutual accord.