My Research concerns Adult Disorganized Romantic Attachment
I spent more than a decade researching and analyzing the reasons why people engage in self-destructive behavior in their Romantic Relationships. The research and book contain my findings.
LAKE WASHINGTON COUNSELING CENTER
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Like me, many Marital therapists regularly encounter couples who exhibit chronic patterns of hostile-controlling behavior.
These account for about 70% of the couples who fail to change in couple therapy
The couples can be high-conflict or low-conflict couples,
or a combination of the two.
These couples are in every social strata and culture. Both individuals can be very successful in business and in other relationships.
The common denominator is disproportionate hostile reactivity to their partners.
They need to be in control no matter the consequences.
These individuals often feel that their life and sense of self depends on controlling most aspects of their partners' lives. It is currently understood that the neurological wiring and cognitive and emotional biases involved in close relationships are formed very early in life.
They often feel that their life and sense of self depends on controlling the Relationship.
It is currently understood that the neurological wiring and cognitive and emotional biases involved in close relationships are formed very early in life.
I traced disorganized attachment patterns from Infancy to Adulthood.
It analyses the research on environmental, cognitive, emotional, intra- and interpersonal
variables associated with these behaviors across the life-span.
The research is both a clinical and theoretical of explanation of how controlling dance begins and is maintained,
John Gottman discovered in his research describing and called intractable couples.
Gottman and I took very different paths to arrive at the same conclusions.
His research was behavioral, mine is attachment focused .
Sue Johnson, author of Hold Me Tight, is an attachment focused clinician like I am. Both of our approaches are Her designed to create and teach emotional Safety to couples so they can learn to stay calm and caring when they communicate.
My book is primarily written for researchers, scholars and clinicians.
It is not a very good self-help book unless this topic is especially interesting to you : )
Dr. Rosemary Bannon Tyksinski is the first to trace three distinct disorganized attachment
trajectories from infancy, childhood, and adolescence to adulthood.
In this book she describes the long-term consequences of disorganized attachment as it affects adult
cognition, affect, and behavior, and the ultimate impact on romantic relationships.
She presents an Integrative Model of Adult Romantic Attachment that synthesizes empirical
findings from studies across the lifespan. She integrates these findings with both the
3- and 4-category models of adult attachment.
Attachment theorists and couples therapists will benefit from Dr. Tyksinski's innovative, organized
approach to understanding and treating this difficult population.
Pragmatic Social Communication Disorder, formerly Aspergers' Syndrome which was not addressed in this research.