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Are You Too Needy? Julie Hanks Interviewed in WSJ

Pick up today’s Wall Street Journal and check out Elizabeth Bernstein’s “Bonds” column on neediness in relationships. I’m always happy to comment on attachment styles! Here’s my quote…

Anxious people are the ones who typically are seen as needy. They worry about whether their partner loves them, and they most likely had parents who were inconsistently nurturing. They often are emotionally overwhelmed, says Julie Hanks, a licensed clinical social worker in Salt Lake City. “Or they might ignore, deny or minimize their needs, and then look to others to fill their emotional void in manipulative or indirect ways.