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  • noun Excessive attachment, affection or fondness.


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  • Buried in overattachment and overinvolvement is an assumption of fragility, the belief that by not having some nuance of need met, the child will be irrevocably harmed.

    Excerpt: A Nation of Wimps by Hara Estroff Marano 2008

  • It is interesting to observe that the danger of overattachment to the superconscious has been recognized more or less explicitly by many spiritual teachers of the past.

    The Superconscious and the Self, by Roberto Assagioli William Harryman 2009

  • He condemned romantic overattachment to the past, what he called the tying of India to the past "like a sacrificial goat tethered to a post," and he accused men who displayed it - they seemed to him reactionary - of not knowing what true political freedom was, pointing out that it is from English thinkers and

    Tagore and His India 2001

  • Keeping in mind that religious and literary restraints existed to prevent Owen's becoming a practicing homosexual, we may confirm his inverted development by identifying and documenting the following elements in turn: overattachment to the mother accompanied by estrangement from the father; narcissism; injustice-collecting; rejection of women; and transference of affection to male equivalents.

    In the Closet? Stallworthy, Jon 1976


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