Science tells us clearly that bonding goes from the cradle to the grave. Staying close to a protective loved one is the main survival strategy of our species. But bonding is more than protection, it is a necessary ingredient for our emotional wellbeing. We can now look at pivotal moments in the dance we call bonding – in infancy and romantic love - and pinpoint the core moves in the emotional dance that defines so much of our lives – our happiness. This drama has only 5 basic moves.