Attachment style, family and romantic relationships.

  title={Attachment style, family and romantic relationships.},
  author={Philip G Erwin and Katherine L Salter and David G Purves},
  journal={Psychological reports},
  volume={88 3 Pt 2},
In 1987 Hazan and Shaver showed that patterns of romantic love reflected attachment styles. In an extension of that study with 39 men and 33 women in college (ages 18-36 years), this research shows that family relationships may also affect romantic relationships indirectly through their association with attachment styles.