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Would you be happy as a long-term single? The answer may depend on your attachment style

By Christopher Pepping, Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology, Griffith University
Geoff Macdonald, Professor of Psychology, University of Toronto
Tim Cronin, Lecturer in Clinical Psychology, La Trobe University
Yuthika Girme, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Simon Fraser University
Are all single people insecure? When we think about people who have been single for a long time, we may assume it’s because single people have insecurities that make it difficult for them to find a partner or maintain a relationship.

But is this true? Or can long-term single people also be secure and thriving?

Our latest research published in the Journal of Personality suggests they can. However, perhaps unsurprisingly, not everybody tends to thrive in singlehood. Our study shows a…The Conversation

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