Many of the social and psychological benefits associated with secure attachments in childhood continue to be present in adults who are classified as secure. The internal working model of the secure adult is one in which there is a positive view of self, others and relationships. Individuals are happy with their own company but equally comfortable with closeness and intimacy. Secure people approach others at times of need. A worry about a hospital appointment or setback at work might prompt proximity seeking with a partner with the expectation of emotional support and understanding. When two secure people relate, care and reassurance, advice and encouragement are likely to flow happily in both directions.
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