Ebbs and Flows of Attachment Insecurities


Some of our recent findings suggest that contradictory to long-standing views, attachment security is not as stable as we once thought. People’s relationship-specific attachment security is dynamic and flexible - people experience ups and downs! And, secure people might be particularly more susceptible to greater fluctuations in their attachment security, which may undermine their relationship wellbeing. 


Read more about this work in our article that appears in SPSP Context and Character!

Happily Single

Some of our recent findings suggest that single people can be just as happy as those in relationships, if they are people who are motivated to avoid conflict and disagreements that inevitably occur in intimate relationships (Girme, Overall, Faingataa & Sibley, 2015). 

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'Invisible' Support

Invisible support involves providing subtle and indirect support that goes unnoticed by partners. For example, cleaning up the house before your partner gets home from a stressful day at work, or purposefully not buying brownies because you know your partner is trying to get healthy.

Check out our article in SPSP Connections that discusses how despite going unnoticed by partners, invisible support helps partners achieve their goals over time!