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Attachment Injuries in adults

Attachment injuries refer to emotional wounds or disruptions in the attachment bond between a child and their primary caregiver. These injuries can have lasting effects on an individual's emotional and psychological well-being. They typically occur during critical developmental periods, often in early childhood, when the child is forming their sense of trust, security, and self-esteem.


Attachment injuries can take various forms. Physical or emotional neglect, abuse, inconsistency in caregiving, or separations from caregivers can all contribute to attachment injuries. The impact of these injuries can manifest in different ways, including difficulty forming healthy relationships, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and a lack of trust in others.


Understanding attachment injuries is crucial because they have far-reaching consequences throughout a person's life. They can influence their ability to connect with others, manage stress, and regulate their emotions. Therapy and interventions can help individuals heal from attachment injuries, learn to build healthy relationships, and develop a more secure attachment style.


Recognising and addressing these injuries is essential for promoting emotional well-being and healthy connections with others.

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