Fam Dev Ch6 Notes

Fam Dev Ch6 Notes - Chapter 6: Love and Loving...

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Chapter 6: Love and Loving Relationships What is love? - Self-love: basis for self-esteem; prerequisite/foundation for a relationship - Love and Friendship: What’s included in a friendship? (8 “ingredients”) 1. enjoyment 2. acceptance 3. trust 4. respect 5. support 6. confiding 7. understanding 8. honest What makes love different? Includes above plus sexual desire, relationship is a top priority over other relationships, feeling of sacrifice - Definition: Multi-faceted, based on mutual respect, and often demanding - Some “Myths”: 1) There is one soul-mate for everyone 2) Women are more romantic than men 3) Love conquers all 4) I can change the person I love 5) Infatuation equals love Cornerstones - Three “keys”: Caring, Intimacy, and Commitment 1) Caring: responding to another’s needs (without being submissive/docile) 2) Intimacy: Three types: 1) Physical, 2) Affective/Emotional, 3) Verbal (many boil these down to just 2: psychological [verbal+affective] and physical) 3) Commitment:
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Fam Dev Ch6 Notes - Chapter 6: Love and Loving...

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