Attachment Style and Relationships 1

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Attachment Style and Relationships 1 Attachment Style and Relationships Nicole Ureste June 13, 2010 Tricia Anderson PSY/220
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Attachment Style and Relationships 2 The Three Dimensions of Love The three dimensions of love are passion, intimacy, and commitment. These are considered the most important components of love. Passion is a motivational component that reflects attraction, romance, and sexual desire. Intimacy is the feeling of closeness to another, trusting them and sharing each others innermost feelings and thoughts. Finally, commitment is a decision to maintain a lasting and caring relationship. These three components of love create a triangle with several different combinations to create seven different types of love relationships. These love relationships include liking, infatuated love, romantic love, empty love, companionate love, fatuous love, and consummate love. These different types of love relationships are created by comparing the highs and lows of the three components of love (passion, intimacy, and commitment). Consummate love is considered the whole love, and the best type of love relationship. It is often difficult for couples to attain because it requires high passion, high intimacy, and high commitment. Of all the different love relationships, companionate and romantic loves have been studied the most by psychologists. Romantic love is made up of the two components intimacy and passion. In past studies that have been conducted on both men and women from different cultures, the most important trait to both sexes was mutual attraction-love. Passion is described as an intense longing for union with another person. Intimacy on
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This note was uploaded on 03/11/2011 for the course PSY 220 taught by Professor Lind during the Summer '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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