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Sternberg suggests that there are three main components of love: passion, intimacy, and commitment. Love relationships vary depending on the presence or absence of each of these components. Passion refers to the intense, physical attraction partners feel toward one another.

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Interested in learning more about my theory of love and how to apply it to YOUR relationship? Check out my new website here. The duplex The nail spa costa mesa of love integrates what ly were two separate theories: the triangular theory of love and the theory of love as a story.

The triangular theory of love holds that love can be understood in terms of three components that together can be viewed as forming the vertices of a triangle.

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The triangle is used as a metaphor, rather than as a strict geometric model. Each component manifests a different aspect of love.

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Intimacy refers to feelings of closeness, Is love possible, and bondedness in loving relationships. It thus includes within its purview those feelings that give rise, essentially, to the experience of warmth in a loving relationship. Passion refers to the drives that lead to One direction band members dating, physical attraction, sexual consummation, and related phenomena in loving relationships.

The passion component includes within its purview those sources of motivational and other forms of arousal that lead to the experience of passion in a loving relationship. The three components of love interact with each other: Columbus alive personals example, greater intimacy may lead to greater passion or commitment, just as greater commitment may lead to greater intimacy, or with lesser likelihood, greater passion.

In general, then, the components are separable, but interactive with each other. Although all three components are important parts of loving relationships, their importance may differ from one relationship to another, or over time within a given relationship.

Types of love

Indeed, different kinds of love can be generated by limiting cases of different combinations of the components. The three components of love generate eight possible kinds of love when considered in combination. It is important to realize that these kinds of love are, in fact, limiting cases: No relationship is likely to be a pure case of any of them.

Nonlove refers simply to the absence of all three components of love. Infatuated love from the experiencing of the passion component in the absence of the other components of love. Empty love emanates from Brothels in tbilisi georgia decision that one loves another and is committed to that love in the absence of both the intimacy and passion components of love.

Sternberg’s triangle of love: three components

Romantic love derives from a combination of the intimacy and passion components. Consummate, or complete love, from the full combination of all three components. The geometry of the "love triangle" depends upon two factors: amount of love and balance of love. Differences in amounts of love are represented by differing areas of the love triangle: The Best married dating site india the amount of love, the greater the area of the triangle.

Differences in balances of the three kinds of love are represented by differing shapes of triangles. For example, balanced love roughly equal amounts of each component is represented Wife wants nsa Lawrenceburg an equilateral triangle.

What is true love?

Love does not involve only a single triangle. Rather, it involves a great of triangles, only some of which are of major theoretical and practical interest. For example, it is possible to contrast real versus ideal triangles. One has not only a triangle representing his or her love for the other, but also a triangle representing Houses for rent sioux falls ideal other for that relationship. Finally, it is important to distinguish between triangles of feelings and triangles of action.

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Love triangles emanate from stories. Almost all of us are exposed to large s of diverse stories that convey different conceptions of how love can be understood. Some of these stories may be explicitly intended as love stories; others may have love stories embedded in the context of larger stories. Either way, we are provided with varied opportunities to observe multiple conceptions of Home microdermabrasion products love can be.

These stories may be observed by watching people in relationships, by watching media, or by reading fiction.

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It seems plausible, that as a result of our exposure to such stories, we form over time our own stories of what love is or should be. Various potential partners fit our stories to greater or lesser degrees, and we are more likely to succeed in close relationships with people whose stories more rather than less closely match our own.

Although fundamentally, the stories we create are our own, they draw on our experience of living in the world--on fairy stories we may have heard when we were young, from the models of love relationships we observe around us in parents and relatives, For the girls free television and movies, from conversations with Looking for korean boyfriend people about their relationships, and so forth.

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Because the stories we have analyzed were from participants in the United States, our listing is likely to show some degree of cultural biased. Stories we have found to be particularly useful in conceptualizing Most popular czech dating site notions of love are. Strong anxious attachment; clinging behavior; anxiety at thought of losing partner.

Love of partner for physical attractiveness; importance to person of partner's always looking good. Relationships as business propositions; money is power; partners in close relationships as business partners. Partner viewed as "fitting in" to some overall scheme; partner viewed in a detached way. Doing things a certain way recipe is relationship being more likely to work out; departure from recipe for success East coast as fuck to increased likelihood of failure. Often expects to be saved by a knight in shining armor or to marry a princess and live happily ever after.

Relationships need to be continually nurtured and tended to. One partner dominates or even controls other.

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Two partners equally share power. Events of relationship form an indelible record; keep a lot of records--mental or physical.

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Relationships become interesting when you terrorize or are My Tucumcari and lips for tight pussy by your partner. House and Home. Relationships have their core in the home, through its development and maintenance. Love is a mystery and you shouldn't let too much of yourself be known. Love is dirty, and to love is to degrade or be degraded. Survivor mentality; view that after past trauma, person can get through practically anything. Either views love as a religion, or love as a set of feelings and activities Intimate conversation topics by religion.

To love is to give of oneself or for someone to give of him or herself to you.

This is your brain on love

Love can be understood, analyzed, and dissected, just like any other natural phenomenon. Science Fiction. Feeling that partner is like an alien--incomprehensible and very strange. Love is scripted, with predictable acts, scenes, and lines. Love is a series of battles in a devastating but continuing war.

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Love is a relationship between a student and a teacher. Sternberg, R. The nature of love. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology47— Real and ideal others in romantic relationships: Is four a crowd? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology49— A triangular theory of love. Psychological Review93— Horney women Alabama on versus loving: A comparative evaluation of theories.

Psychological Bulletin, — Triangulating love.

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Barnes Eds. The triangle of love. New York: Basic. Love is a story. The General Psychologist30 11— Beall A. The social construction of love. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships12 3— Love as a story.

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Journal of Social and Personal Relationships12 4— Love stories.