Chronic patterns of hostile and disorganized controlling behaviors account for more than half of the most destructive interactions experienced by couples in romantic relationships. These behaviors are often accompanied by affective reactivity, and a confusing, chaotic dynamic of intersubjective distortions. Dr. Rosemary Bannon Tyksinski is the first to trace three distinct disorganized attachment trajectories from infancy, childhood, and adolescence to adulthood. In this book she describes the long-term consequences of disorganized attachment as it affects adult cognition, affect, and behavior the ultimate impact on romantic relationships. She presents an Integrative Model of Adult Romantic Attachment that synthesizes empirical findings from studies across the lifespan. She integrates these findings with both the 3- and 4-category models of adult attachment. Attachment theorists and couples therapists will benefit from Dr. Tyksinski's innovative, organized approach to understanding and treating this difficult population.