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The Mystery and Ambivalence of Attachment: Seamus Heaney's Clearances

Earlier this year, RTE, Ireland’s national broadcaster ran a competition to find the nation’s best-loved poem of the last 100 years. It was an ambitious premise which wasn’t met with total approval in Irish poetry circles, but most people were happy to join in the fun, comment on the shortlist and of course the final winner. 992 more words

Irish Poetry

Forming Secure Attachments

Forming secure attachments in infants is important for later development of healthy relationships in the child’s life. They recently up dated a study I saw in the 1980’s where a mother was shown interacting with her infant and how he would respond back to her reflective responses of her interaction. 560 more words

"Strange Situation"

What is Attachment?

Attachment is a special emotional relationship that involves an exchange of comfort, care, and pleasure. The roots of research on attachment began with Freud’s theories about love, but another researcher is usually credited as the father of attachment theory. 1,467 more words


Behind Bullying: Early Attachments and Lack of Father Figure May Be Key Factors

SOURCE:  American Association of Christian Counselors

Verbal taunts. Emotional abuse. Fights. Harassment. Threats. While bullying has always been an issue, rates have soared in recent years to create a national epidemic. 605 more words


Single Women: Why Many Remain Unpartnered - Possibility 2

Possibility Two: Repairing Disorganization to the Attachment System

As someone who spent much of his early life as a curmudgeonly, reclusive misanthrope – “people are stupid and dangerous and I feel way more better spending time alone” – I was more than a little surprised late in life to discover many things about how I got to think and feel that way. 864 more words

Mother and Child Un-Reunion

I was adopted when I was six days old. It was an old-school, politically incorrect, pre-Brangelina-era adoption in which the records were closed. My original birth certificate was sealed, and with it my original identity. 929 more words


Attachment Styles

Mary Ainsworth developed John Bowlby’s Attachment Theory further in the 1970s. In pioneering “Strange Situation” study, researchers observed toddlers between the ages of 12 and 18 months as they responded to a situation in which they were briefly left alone and then reunited with their mothers. 685 more words

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