What is love - Part 1: What is love; everyone has their own...

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Part 1: What is love; everyone has their own theory on what they think love is. According to Steinberg’s Triangular Theory of Love, there are three categories of love, passion, intimacy, and commitment. Intimacy is the feeling of closeness, bondedness, and connectedness that can exist between two individuals. Intimacy tends to peak slower than passion and then gradually reduces to a relatively low level of manifest intimacy as interpersonal bonding increases. Changes in circumstances, however, tend to activate latent intimacy, which can cause the manifest level of intimacy to return or exceed its earlier peak. Passion is the drive that produces romantic, physical attraction, passion accounts for the sexual drives and intercourse. Passionate arousal tends to occur at the beginning of relationships, peaks relatively quickly and then reduces to a stable level because of habituation. Following relationship termination, an individual’s capacity for passion appears to go negative for a period, as the individual overcomes feelings of loss . Commitment is the decision and commitment to further a loving relationship, and decision first to love someone (short term) and then to transfer this decision into a long-term one by maintaining this love . In successful relationships, the level of commitment rises relatively slowly at first, speeds up, and then gradually levels off. Where relationships fail, the level of commitment usually decreases gradually and descends back towards the baseline In these three there our subcategories, for passion there is infatuation, fatuous love, and consummate love. Passion can be defined as a powerful emotion, such as love, joy, anger, hatred, or even lust. Intimacy can also be a seduction a process of rapport building that enables individuals to confidently disclose previously hidden thoughts or feelings. Commitment is being bound emotionally or intellectually to a course of action or to be another person or persons. All of these are major components in Steinberg’s Triangular Theory of Love; this theory can
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What is love - Part 1: What is love; everyone has their own...

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