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Kinds Of Love Relationships

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Kinds Of Love Relationships

  1. 1. Love Relationships <ul><li>8 Types Based on: </li></ul><ul><li>I ntimacy </li></ul><ul><li>P assion </li></ul><ul><li>C ommitment </li></ul>
  2. 2. Non-love <ul><li>The extreme : a casual relationship in which </li></ul><ul><li>there is neither intimacy, nor passion nor </li></ul><ul><li>commitment. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Liking <ul><li>Liking is what we experience with some </li></ul><ul><li>friends and acquaintances and involves </li></ul><ul><li>Only an increase in intimacy. </li></ul><ul><li>There is no passion or commitment. </li></ul><ul><li>It is perfectly possible to be committed to a </li></ul><ul><li>friend and their welfare. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Infatuation <ul><li>Infatuation involves passion but neither </li></ul><ul><li>Intimacy nor commitment. </li></ul><ul><li>We might become infatuated with some </li></ul><ul><li>unobtainable person such as a film star or </li></ul><ul><li>television personality or even the perfectly </li></ul><ul><li>happy wife or husband of someone round </li></ul><ul><li>the corner . </li></ul>
  5. 5. Empty love <ul><li>An interesting category that involves only </li></ul><ul><li>decision-commitment, but with no intimacy </li></ul><ul><li>or passion. </li></ul><ul><li>Like infatuation, it tends to be in one </li></ul><ul><li>direction, that is, to be unreciprocated. </li></ul><ul><li>A relationship based on empty love is hard </li></ul><ul><li>to imagine. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Romantic love <ul><li>Romantic love is what most </li></ul><ul><li>readily comes to mind when the </li></ul><ul><li>word love is mentioned. It </li></ul><ul><li>Involves intimacy and passion but </li></ul><ul><li>not necessarily any commitment. </li></ul><ul><li>It is what characterises many </li></ul><ul><li>short-term romantic encounters, </li></ul><ul><li>even those that last for only one </li></ul><ul><li>night. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Fatuous love <ul><li>A rather rare type of love relationship. </li></ul><ul><li>Involves passion and commitment </li></ul><ul><li>but with no intimacy. </li></ul><ul><li>Such relationships are probably </li></ul><ul><li>doomed to failure at some time. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Companionate love <ul><li>There is intimacy and commitment but no passion and </li></ul><ul><li>is, perhaps, the position of many reasonably successful </li></ul><ul><li>marriages. </li></ul><ul><li>The passion has gone but the intimacy and commitment </li></ul><ul><li>remain. </li></ul><ul><li>Clearly, however, if a relationship started off in this way it </li></ul><ul><li>would seem as if there were something missing; and there </li></ul><ul><li>would be. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Consummate love <ul><li>This is how many long-term relationships begin or how </li></ul><ul><li>they develop in the early stages. Some remain like this. </li></ul><ul><li>Involves all three of intimacy, </li></ul><ul><li>passion and commitment. </li></ul>

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