Monday, January 17, 2011

Why are we together?

In spite of all the trouble inherent in our most intimate relationships, we still keep trying! Why is it that our quest for attachment seemingly has a life of its own? Woody Allen once said, that it was because "we all need the eggs.” The truth, is both a lot more complicated and also a lot simpler. We are simply hardwired, by millions of years of evolution, to seek intimate attachment. But how and why is the question for modern science. Dr. Amir Levine, in his book Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find—and Keep—Love,distills years of "attachment theory" and helps us to understand the science of intimate human relationships.

My conversation with Dr. Amir Levine:

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