February 14, 2023 by Justin Lehmiller
A lot of us have had the experience of dating the “wrong” person over and over again. It’s just one unhealthy relationship after another. So why is it so common for people to find themselves in these repetitive relationship cycles? It’s often the result of our attachment style. In this episode, we’re going to dive into attachment theory to help you better understand the four main attachment styles, how to identify your own and that of the people you’re dating, as well as how to move in the direction of more secure attachment to break a cycle of unfulfilling relationships.
For today’s show, I am joined by Dr. Morgan Anderson, who is a clinical psychologist, author of the new book Love Magnet, and host of the podcast Let’s Get Vulnerable. Some of the topics we discuss include:
- What do each of the four attachment styles look like in dating?
- How do you know which attachment style you have? Is it possible to have more than one?
- How might someone work on cultivating a more secure attachment style?
- How can you tell what someone else’s attachment style is?
- Can relationships work between people who have different attachment styles?
Discover your own attachment style with Dr. Morgan’s quiz here!
Make sure to check out Morgan’s website, follow her on Instagram, and subscribe to her YouTube channel to learn more.
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Dr. Justin Lehmiller
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Dr. Justin Lehmiller is a social psychologist and Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute. He runs the Sex and Psychology blog and podcast and is author of the popular book Tell Me What You Want. Dr. Lehmiller is an award-winning educator, and a prolific researcher who has published more than 50 academic works.