n. a process of forming strong attachments or close relationships with a significant other. These ties are fostered between couples, family members, friends, and other trusted circles. Similar to the bond between mother and child, there is trust and security which further strengthens these ties.

BONDING: "When bonding takes places between and among people, it not only increases familiarity but it also strengthens their unity."
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