The Attach­ment Effect: Explor­ing the Pow­er­ful Ways Our Ear­li­est Bond Shapes Our Rela­tion­ships and Lives

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March 29, 2018

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.

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