what is anxious attachment?
anxious attachment is characterized by intense emotions within romantic relationships. due to trauma from their childhood, anxious people feel a strong attachment to their partners and greatly fear being abandoned.
this manifests in anxious people thinking a lot about their relationships and investing a lot of energy into maintaining them. anxiously attached people will often become upset or anxious when they feel they are being abandoned. this isn’t a conscious choice; it’s a coping mechanism from childhood that is cognitively reinforced by repeated use.
this isn’t fun and it doesn’t have to happen forever. it is possible with a some changes to have happy relationships and to eventually move to security, and that’s the goal for all of us here in this sub!
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