Sunday, April 14, 2013

Experiences in Close Relationships Inventory Brennan, Clark, & Shaver (1998)

The following statements concern how you feel in romantic relationships. We are interested in how you generally experience relationships, not just in what is happening in a current relationship. Respond to each statement by indicating how much you agree or disagree with it. Write the number in the space provided, using the following rating scale:

Neither agree
nor disagree

anxious/ambivalent = x
dismissive/avoidant = v

v___ 1. I prefer not to show a partner how I feel deep down.
x___ 2. I worry about being abandoned.
-v___ 3. I am very comfortable being close to romantic partners.
x___ 4. I worry a lot about my relationships.
v___ 5. Just when my partner starts to get close to me I find myself pulling away.
x___ 6. I worry that romantic partners won't care about me as much as I care about them.
v___ 7. I get uncomfortable when a romantic partner wants to be very close.
x___ 8. I worry a fair amount about losing my partner.
v___ 9. I don't feel comfortable opening up to romantic partners.
x___ 10. I often wish that my partner's feelings for me were as strong as my feelings for him/her.
v___ 11. I want to get close to my partner, but I keep pulling back.
x___ 12. I often want to merge completely with romantic partners, and this sometimes scares them away.
v___ 13. I am nervous when partners get too close to me.
x___ 14. I worry about being alone.
-v___ 15. I feel comfortable sharing my private thoughts and feelings with my partner.
x___ 16. My desire to be very close sometimes scares people away.
v___ 17. I try to avoid getting too close to my partner.
x___ 18. I need a lot of reassurance that I am loved by my partner.
-v___ 19. I find it relatively easy to get close to my partner.
x___ 20. Sometimes I feel that I force my partners to show more feeling, more commitment.
v___ 21. I find it difficult to allow myself to depend on romantic partners.
-x___ 22. I do not often worry about being abandoned.
v___ 23. I prefer not to be too close to romantic partners.
x___ 24. If I can't get my partner to show interest in me, I get upset or angry.
-v___ 25. I tell my partner just about everything.
x___ 26. I find that my partner(s) don't want to get as close as I would like.
-v___ 27. I usually discuss my problems and concerns with my partner.
x___ 28. When I'm not involved in a relationship, I feel somewhat anxious and insecure.
-v___ 29. I feel comfortable depending on romantic partners.
x___ 30. I get frustrated when my partner is not around as much as I would like.
-v___ 31. I don't mind asking romantic partners for comfort, advice, or help.
x___ 32. I get frustrated if romantic partners are not available when I need them.
-v___ 33. It helps to turn to my romantic partner in times of need.
x___ 34. When romantic partners disapprove of me, I feel really bad about myself.
-v___ 35. I turn to my partner for many things, including comfort and reassurance.
x___ 36. I resent it when my partner spends time away from me.

Brennan, Clark, & Shaver (1998)

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