attachment

Stockholm Syndrome in the context of abuse?

Stockholm Syndrome in the context of abuse?

Stockholm Syndrome was coined 40 years ago at the end of a six-day bank siege in Stockholm, Sweden. Sometimes women who are experiencing abuse from their partner wonder if they are experiencing Stockholm Syndrome because they feel a certain alliance with their partner. They may also be worried about their partner and care about what…

Attachment and Loss – Why the end of a relationship hurts so much

Attachment and Loss – Why the end of a relationship hurts so much

I have been reading about attachment theory recently. Attachment is primary to our being. It is how we have survived as a species – sticking together.  Our attachment impulse keeps drawing us together with the other. First with our mothers (when we are very young) and then with others. I read recently that we are not actually…