The attachment experience affects personality development and the ability to form good stable relationships throughout life. Attachment contains within it the platform for the child’s ability to ultimately separate from the caregiver and to survive independently.
This mother-child attachment bond shapes an infant’s brain, influencing your self-esteem, your expectations of others, and your ability to attract and maintain successful adult relationships. By learning about attachment, you can build healthier, attuned relationships, and communicate more effectively.
Individuals who experience confusing, frightening, or broken emotional communications during their infancy often grow into adults who have difficulty understanding their own emotions and the feelings of others.