Bids For Attention and Connection

Bids For Attention and Connection

What is a “bid” and how do you make one? Marriage researcher John Gottman calls bids the “fundamental unit of emotional communication.”  Bids are actions that people take to connect to or to gain the attention of their partner. Bids can take many forms: pointing at...
Attachment Styles

Attachment Styles

Attachment for Survival Many people are aware of typical survival routines like fight, flight, or freeze. Someone becomes angry and they take an aggressive stance. Someone becomes frightened and they run away. Someone becomes horrified and they freeze. Lesser known as...