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Anxious Attachment

Behaviors of An Anxiously Attached Person:

They really, really care about their relationships; their partner, friends, and family.

  1. Always Seeking Reassurance: They're the type of person who asks, "Do you love me? Will you leave me?" Worrying A Lot: They tend to worry a lot about their relationships, even when things are going well. Sometimes, they overthink things, imagining problems that aren't there. Scared of Being Apart: They don't like being away from their loved ones for too long. Being apart makes them really anxious because they're afraid of losing their connection. They Get Jealous and Possessive: They can be too jealous when other people are around their loved ones. because they worry that someone else might steal them away. Having Trouble Saying "No": They can have a hard time setting boundaries, ending up doing things they don't really want to do because they want to make their loved ones happy.

Causes of Anxious Attachment:

So, why do some people act this way? Well, there are a few reasons:

  1. Early Life Experiences: Sometimes, when they were kids, the people who were supposed to take care of them were sometimes loving, but other times, they weren't. This mixed-up care can make them feel unsure about love and neediness. Parenting: If something happened when they were young, for example an emotionally distant parent(s), it can make them worried about how safe the world is. Copying Others: They might have learned these behaviors from people around them. If their family or caregivers acted anxiously in their relationships, they picked it up. Bad Past Relationships: If they've had partners in the past who were distant, unkind, or suddenly broke up with them, it can make them extra anxious in their new relationships. Low Self-Esteem: Sometimes when they feel like they are not good enough they want constant validation from others. They need to hear "I love you" all the time to feel better about themselves.

Understanding this can help them work on their relationships and feel better about themselves. If they ever want to change these behaviors, they can talk to a therapist who can help them figure things out and build healthier, happier connections with others.

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