A child’s relationship with and need for its caregiver(s), which sets the tone for all future relationship patterns and interactions.
Example: His parents rarely responded to his cries as an infant; even today, his fear of abandonment is negatively affecting his relationships.
Grinnell, R. (2008). Attachment. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 27, 2015, from http://psychcentral.com/encyclopedia/2008/attachment/