–photo by Gabriela Arp
This drive to emotionally attach––to find someone to whom we can turn and say, “Hold me tight”––is wired into our genes and our bodies. It is as basic to life, health, and happiness as the drives for food, shelter, or sex. We need emotional attachments with a few irreplaceable others to be physically and mentally healthy––to survive.
–Dr. Sue Johnson, Hold Me Tight