Fierce Attachments by Vivian Gornick

I went to a workshop last week about schema therapy and our attachment relationships. I am a bit obsessed with attachment theory because it pops up in so many ways for my clients (or does it pop up because I look for it?!). It’s particularly relevant in terms of adult relationships and how a person grieves. Anyway, that’s a long way of explaining that I selected Vivian Gornick’s memoir, Fierce Attachments, because of the title. How could I not?

The blurb states that Gornick ‘battled’ with her mother for independence.

My mother’s wishes are simple but they are not negotiable. Continue reading