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4 Signs of Disorganized Attachment

Disorganized attachment represents the most complex attachment adaptation, which also means the most difficult to recognize and treat in therapy. March 26-28, 2019, Diane Poole Heller, Ph.D. will present DARe 4: From Wound to Wellness, which focuses on disorganized attachment identification and therapeutic strategies to help clients move toward secure attachment in their adult lives. Signs [...]

Avoidant and Disorganized Attachment – Q&A with Diane

We often hear questions in our Facebook groups or email from practitioners looking to help their clients more effectively. Our team felt compelled to share the following question about avoidant and disorganized attachment and Diane’s answer to demonstrate the level of support we provide one another in our Facebook groups.  While Diane cannot respond to every [...]

Healthy Boundaries with Disorganized Attachment

If you have a family member who has attachment injury, you might have noticed that maintaining a healthy relationship can be a challenge. We recently received a letter from an individual who has a family member that displays classic signs of disorganized attachment style. She describes a push and pull type relationship with her. The family [...]

What Does Codependency Mean, Anyway?

People often throw the term “codependency” around, and upon first inspection, you might exclude yourself from this term based on the negative connotation. Many people, however, find themselves in codependent relationships at some point during their lives, and recognizing the signs can help you get a handle on your relationship. Simply put, codependent individuals rely on and [...]

Online Dating? How to Use Texting to Identify Attachment Styles

Are you someone actively looking for a partner and find yourself on the dating scene? Having an awareness of your Attachment style, as well as your potential partner’s Attachment style, can help you cut through the sometimes confusing and emotionally troubling dating experience. Identify Attachment Styles through Text Message Behavior Like it or not, texting is [...]

3 Lazy Relationship Habits to Avoid

Fostering meaningful connection in the digital age poses challenges that never existed in previous generations – at least not to today’s scale and scope. Do you find yourself scanning your friends’ latest Instagram posts while your partner is talking? Millions of couples report that digital technology, like SmartPhones, is undermining their relationship at the very foundation. [...]

3 Telltale Signs of Secure Attachment

Genuinely connected partners will be the first to admit that their relationships are not perfect, but individuals with Secure Attachment share many characteristics, making it possible to manage the challenges that arise constructively. Here are 3 of the many signs that you and your partner share Secure Attachment. #1 You Both Feel Comfortable Being Your Authentic [...]