“Swoon” Show Notes: Episode #123 Dating Your Anxiously Attached Partner

Jeff Guenther, LPC on Jul 25, 2021 in Swoon

Am I too much? Lots of folks with anxious attachment styles often wrestle with this question in relationships. Join us to learn more. Wanna get your relationship question answered on air? Leave us a voicemail with your questions at 971-202-0969.

Wanna know more? Leave us a voicemail with your questions at 971-202-0969.

This episode covers:

  • What does anxious attachment look like in partnership?
  • What are some of the common concerns for folks dating someone with an anxious attachment style?
  • What makes dating someone with anxious attachment so great?
  • How can I show up for my anxious partner when I am being told I'm not enough?
  • What can be challenging about anxious attachment in relationships? And what can you do about it?
Quotes From This Episode

"In the beginning, there is a level of anxious and intoxicated seeming excitement."

"Relationship milestones carry different meanings for different attachment styles."

"Insecure/anxious styles tend to talk about future more often and earlier."

"When there is a rupture someone with an anxious style will respond differently than an avoidant style. Those reactions give us information about how we need to handle it together."

Resources from the Podcast

Swoon Podcast: Attachment Styles in Relationships

Swoon Podcast: Dating an Avoidant Attached Partner
Swoon Podcast: Relationship Stages
Love More Fight Less, Communication Workbook for All Couples, Gina Senarighi

Wired for Love, Stan Tatkin

Attached, Amir Levine

Polysecure, Jessica Fern

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Love More Fight Less: A Relationship Workbook, Gina Senarighi

Your Swoon hosts

Gina Senarighi, MS, MA, CPC is a sexuality counselor and communication consultant specializing in healthy boundaries, passionate relationships, jealousy, and infidelity. She supports non-traditional couples all over the world as a retreat leader and certified relationship coach.
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Julie Jeske, LPC is a sex and relationship counselor. She has a private practice where she helps clients increase intimacy, ignite passion and deepen their connection to themselves and others. Julie especially loves to help women discover who they are sexually. Through counseling, online classes, or in-person retreats; her clients learn how to talk about their sexual and relationship desires, and explore ways to make them a reality.
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Jeff Guenther is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Ashville, NC.

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