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Attachment Styles & Romantic Relationships

Attachment styles reflect how people think about and behave in relationships. Those with a secure attachment style generally trust their relationships, while those with an insecure style often worry about or distrust their bonds with others.

The Attachment Styles & Romantic Relationships worksheet is an accessible overview of attachment and the four main attachment styles: secure attachment, anxious attachment, avoidant attachment, and anxious-avoidant attachment. The worksheet describes common traits associated with these styles and how they impact adult romantic relationships.

Use this worksheet to introduce clients to attachment styles and aid them in the identification of their style. This is a valuable step for clients wishing to improve their relationships and break unhelpful patterns. The worksheet can also educate clients’ loved ones on the role attachment styles play in adult relationships.

For another attachment-related tool, see our Creating Secure Attachment article.

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