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John Bowlby’s attachment theory insists our relationship experiences in adulthood are shaped by our attachment experiences in childhood and adolescence (The School of Life, 2015). When reviewing Brady’s case, there are many signs of an avoidant attachment style in his relationship with his father. Avoidant attachment is described in The School of Life (2015) learning resource, as a style in which one would rather not engage in relationships or connectedness as a result of fear of abandonment. Additionally, it is mentioned that this attachment style, often a result of separation or lack of connection from one’s parents, thus instilling beliefs that connections are only temporary (The School of Life, 2015). This shows up in Brady’s case study not only as a result of the loss of his mother, but encompassed with his father’s resistance to supporting him emotionally and providing him with a sense of safety and security. Brady’s experience of having an avoidant attachment style contributes to the lack of security he reports and demonstrates. As he has not observed nor developed positive role-modeling of emotional

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