To observe confidentiality and safeguard the privacy of all patients, our practice does NOT accept insurance or payments from any third-party payor.

Become the Best Man, Father, Husband, and More. Eliminate All Barriers, Conquer Challenges, and Gain Full Mastery of Your Life.
blog3

Insecure Attachment in Childhood Leading to Problems in Adult Relationships 

Did you know that your attachment style in childhood can have a significant impact on your adult relationships? Many people don’t realize that their problems in relationships may be due to insecure attachment. Blair Wellness Group in Beverly Hills is a leading provider of mental health services, and we want to help you understand the effects of insecure attachment so that you can work on improving your relationships. Contact our team of licensed clinical psychologists today.

What Is Insecure Attachment?

Insecure attachment is a term used to describe the way that a child interacts with their parents or primary caregivers. There are three main types of insecure attachment:

  • Avoidant attachment occurs when children avoid their parents or caregivers and show little emotion towards them.
  • Anxious/ambivalent attachment occurs when children are very needy of their parents or caregivers and are constantly seeking their approval.
  • Disorganized attachment occurs when children display very confusing and contradictory behavior towards their parents or caregivers.

Behavior in Insecure Attachment Relationships

There are several signs that may indicate that a child has an insecure attachment relationship with their parents or caregivers. These include:

  • The child doesn’t respond to smiling, cooing and other social interactions from adults.
  • The child displays no preference between strangers and people they know.
  •  The parent often ignores the needs of the child.
  • The parent shows inconsistent behavior towards the child, such as sometimes being very loving and other times being neglectful or abusive.

Impact of Insecure Attachment on Adult Relationships

It’s easy to see how insecure attachment in childhood can lead to problems in adult relationships. That’s because an insecure attachment relationship is characterized by a lack of trust and security. Adults who have insecure attachment styles often find it difficult to form close relationships, and they may be more likely to experience anxiety and depression.

Treatment for Insecure Attachment

Treatment for insecure attachment usually involves treatment, either on an individual basis or with a group of other people who have similar issues. Treatment can help you learn to regulate your emotions more effectively, to improve relationships by learning how to be more independent and trusting, and to find healthier ways to cope with difficult situations. If you are struggling with insecure attachment, don’t hesitate to reach out for help – it could make all the difference in your life. Blair Wellness Group is here to support you every step of the way!

If you’re struggling with insecure attachment, our team at Blair Wellness Group can help. Reach out to us today for care from our licensed clinical psychologists.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Blog

Exploring the Relationship Between Anxiety and Trauma

Dealing with comorbid mental health disorders creates challenges that are unique to every case and every client. Though trauma disorders and anxiety disorders are different, they often intertwine in ways that heavily influence a patient’s symptoms and experiences. Understanding both of these mental health disorders separately and together is necessary to find lasting healing from

An In-Depth Look at How Addiction Affects the Brain

Many of the misconceptions about Addiction Disorders revolve around misunderstanding how addiction works. Addiction Disorders are not a matter of willpower as many people believe; they are a disease that alters the way your brain works. Addictive substances and behaviors affect the production and performance of neurotransmitters. They also alter neural pathways and have a

The Negative Effects of NPD on Relationships

Like all Personality Disorders, Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) presents obstacles and challenges for your relationships. The thought patterns and behavioral patterns that stem from NPD affect one’s ego, empathy, communication, and other traits that are vital for building and maintaining healthy, balanced relationships. If you live with untreated NPD, the challenges of the disorder can

Looking for a Local Psychologist?

Our Psychologists and Therapists in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Irvine, Newport Beach, and the surrounding areas offer evening and weekend appointments for our Concierge patients. Contact us today to discover how Blair Wellness Group can help you overcome personal or professional challenges and mental health disorders, such as depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, addiction issues, and personality disorders. 

Scroll to Top

Request An Appointment

  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Cancellation/Refund Policy:

    Please note, there are absolutely NO refunds for ANY of your prepaid sessions in case of broken appointments by you as the professional times and days were reserved for you and will be considered as broken appointments. We ask that you do NOT make appointments unless you fully intend to keep all your future weekly appointments as we do NOT issue refunds on ANY prepaid appointment. Please note, our practice is fully committed based on previously scheduled times for our clients at least 2 weeks in advance.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.