The psychology of attachment is having a moment, as people discover how powerfully it sheds light on the mystery of how we relate to each other – and why these patterns tend to repeat themselves over the course of our lives.
Fascinated by the subject, award-winning journalist and author Peter Lovenheim embarked on a journey to explore the science of attachment. Through a compelling narrative that combines personal stories with scientific research, along with personal insights into his own intimate relationships, Lovenheim brings the attachment process to life and reveals how our earliest bond shapes our entire lives.
Part journalism, part memoir, part psychological guide, The Attachment Effect is a powerful read that shows how we can improve our relationships: with spouses and lovers, children and aging parents, co-workers, friends, teammates, and even to God. Drawing on his own Jewish sensibility, the author explores provocative new studies showing that, if we want our adult children to choose a Jewish life, raising them in an observant Jewish home is not enough – they must also be raised with a secure attachment.