How Does a Woman's Attachment Style Influence Posttraumatic Growth Following Betrayal?

This literature review will look at how attachment style influences a woman’s ability to not only survive the trauma of relational betrayal but also go on to heal and grow as a result. Attachment theory, posttraumatic growth and relational betrayal will be defined highlighting the possible connections between them. The question will be discussed -- Does the woman with a secure attachment style experience greater posttraumatic growth than a woman with ambivalent, avoidant or disorganized styles? This review suggests that secure attachment style does promote posttraumatic growth.

Susan Smidt
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