For this discussion, we are going to explore the issue of attachment in our own lives (or of those of individuals we know). If you don’t feel comfortable talking about yourself, think and write about someone you know. Who was your/their primary caretaker in the household? What percentage of childcare was each parent responsible for? Was each parent responsible for different things (e.g., mother, discipline; father, schoolwork)? How does your/their parents’ behavior then reflect on their relationship with their parents now? (Do they now go to their father when making school or job decisions? Do they tend to approach their mother when asking about how to discipline their own child?) Also, how does their attachment to their parents affect their current romantic relationship? Are there similarities between their parents’ marriage and their romantic relationship? What qualities do they look for in a partner and why? These are just questions to think about…you can write 2 paragraphs on your or someone you know’s attachment style when younger and in relationships and anything that you were able to apply with intimacy and attachment styles in adolescence.