- Attachment Wounds: The Core of Recurrent Struggles
Understanding the significance of attachment is paramount. Psychological studies on infant and child development reveal that undeniable, nonnegotiable attachment needs are fundamental for a child’s well-being. When these needs for nurture, love, and predictability are unmet due to stress, chaos, neglect, or abuse, attachment wounds form. Something vital for happiness and security is missing, paving the way for stress, anxiety, and depression, predisposing individuals to these emotions later in life.
often inflict damage on one’s self-esteem, fostering false beliefs of unworthiness or mistreatment. These negative self-perceptions persist into adulthood, becoming a breeding ground for recurrent depression or anxiety until addressed through psychotherapy.