The Four Relationship Styles
How Attachment Theory Can Help You in Your Search for Lasting Love
Experience greater love and intimacy in your relationships
Of course we love our partners--but do we love our partners well? According to attachment theory, we tend to experience and show love in predictable ways, some of which might have served us in the past but may now be undermining our relationships. So how do you know if a budding relationship is prone to struggle or success? How can you improve a long-term relationship that is stuck in a season of frustration? The strategies found in this book will help you
· identify your relationship style (and your partner's)
· understand the strengths and challenges of that style
· overcome feelings of rejection and failed relationships
· recognize the patterns and behaviors that are affecting your relationships
· develop better ways to express and receive love
If you've been caught in a cycle of unsatisfying relationships, discover how attachment theory can help you take the guesswork out of understanding why people behave the way they do--especially in times of stress--so you can find and nurture a love that lasts.
"Healthy relationships are critical for happiness, well-being, and even brain health. The Four Relationship Styles gives readers the tools they need to build and maintain secure attachments that enhance their connections with others so they can experience more love in their lives."-- Daniel Amen, MD, author of Change Your Brain Every Day
"The ability to give and receive love is the foundation for building healthy relationships. Some of us find this easy and others find it extremely difficult. In this book, Dr. Anita Knight Kuhnley explains why and points readers toward the pathway to self-understanding and learning how to enhance their ability to build intimate relationships."
Gary Chapman, PhD, author of The 5 Love Languages
"Healthy relationships are critical for happiness, well-being, and even brain health. The Four Relationship Styles gives readers the tools they need to build and maintain secure attachments that enhance their connections with others so they can experience more love in their lives."
Daniel Amen, MD, author of Change Your Brain Every Day
"The Four Relationship Styles should be required reading! We recommend it to all of our clients on their journey to become more self-aware."
Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider, dating coaches and bestselling coauthors of The Rules, Not Your Mother's Rules, and The Rules Handbook
"Dr. Anita Knight Kuhnley takes classic attachment theory and masterfully applies it by guiding her readers in how to understand themselves and those with whom they seek to be in relationships. Blending both research and years of clinical application, she demonstrates how the attachment styles can accurately predict both relationship satisfaction and longevity. Techniques for creating secure relationships adapted to each relational style are thoroughly explained, helping the reader achieve deeper and more satisfying relationships. Highly recommended!"
Kenyon Knapp, PhD, LPC, dean of the school of behavioral sciences at Liberty University
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