What is attachment theory?

Attachment Theory is crucial for understanding ourselves and our close relationships throughout our lives.


In our latest What Is How To episode, Laura Mucha – an author and resident at the department of public health and primary care at Cambridge University, talks us through attachment theory – and why what you’ve heard about it online may be wrong.

The terms ‘needy’, ‘secure’ and ‘insecure’ all stem from attachment theory. Attachment patterns that we learn in childhood can stick around, impacting our adult relationships in helpful, but also unhelpful, ways. Click the subscribe button to never miss an episode, and have an explore for more content on our channel.

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Laura’s audiobook ‘Please Find Attached’ is out now and available here.

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