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Attachment Wounds

Attachment Wounds

Some individuals seeking counseling may look to address their own identity, not from a normative mental health perspective, but from issues rooted in childhood.  Robert Karen, PhD., in his book, “Becoming Attached” explores the relationship from infancy and how it shapes our capacity for love. The text expresses this as a context for attachment wounds noting:

“The struggle to understand the parent-child bond ranks as one of the greatest quests of modern psychology, one that touches us deeply because it holds so many clues to how we become who we are” (Karen, R, 1998).

Personalities are formed during this time, and understanding these truths can help unlock adult relationship conflicts through therapy.

Source: Karen, R. (1998), Becoming attached, Oxford University Press, New York, NY, (back cover).