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Monday, May 16th – Attached: The Science of Romantic Relationships

According to psychiatrist and neuroscientist Levine and social psychologist Heller, authors of “Attached”, one’s adult romantic partnerships have patterns similar to those one has as a child with one’s parents. Our need for attachment, they conclude, is hardwired into our brains but each of us expresses it differently. Focusing on three main attachment styles (secure, anxious, and avoidant), Heller will present research that explains the biological facts behind our relationship needs, teach us how to identify our own attachment styles, and warn of the emotional price of connecting with someone with drastically different intimacy needs. Chock-full of tips and case studies, this interactive discussion features solidly researched and intriguing approaches to the perennial trials of looking for love in all the right places and improving existing relationships.