Attachment is the essential ingredient for a successful life. When children have secure attachments, they do well in school and make lots of friends. Adults with secure attachments have great relationships when they marry. British psychiatrist John Bowlby’s pioneering work has led to the development of what is referred to as attachment styles, and social scientists have established a total of four styles, which have been studied among all age groups – beginning with infancy and going on through to later adulthood. What’s your style? You need to know, because knowing makes all the difference in your life, and in the life of those who are special to you.