Attachment Styles in Relationships

Facilitator: Onawa L. 


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Saturday, December 27th 2:00 – 4:00 pm

LOCATION: Westgate Public Library- 2503 Jackson Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48103

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As women who have experienced growth and change in many areas of our lives, it’s frustrating to sometimes feel stuck when it comes to relationships. We’ve cleaned up our past (or are in the process of doing so), we try to live by the principles of our program, and we’ve learned how to take better care of ourselves… Why do some of us continue to struggle with this area of life?

 

Many years ago, I asked myself this very question. My relationship choices were more often a source of insecurity and discomfort rather than security and comfort, and yet I didn’t have the knowledge or skills I needed to change. I saw it as a personal failing, and even went so far as to tell others I wasn’t “qualified” to give advice on relationships, except, of course, to talk about what NOT to do.

 

But I refused to settle. In search of answers, I scoured the internet, read books and articles, went to therapists, retreats and workshops. As an academic researcher, I made relationships my area of focus and spent a year working in a research lab studying communication and intimate relationships. While doing this work, I found an answer: Attachment.

 

No, not an email attachment (LOL).

 

If you’re wondering what I’m talking about, or want to know what “attachment” has to do it… Join us for a workshop on relationships and recovery that will shed light on three styles of insecure attachment: Avoidant, Ambivalent, and Disorganized—and the fourth style of Secure attachment, where we enjoy a foundation of safety and intimacy with others. We invite you to begin your journey toward healthy vulnerability, wholeness, and connection with others. Mark your calendars for Saturday, January 27th, from 2-4pm at the Ann Arbor Public Library, Westgate location. We hope to see you there!

–Onawa