CheckPoint-Styles of Love

CheckPoint-Styles of Love - another person, but not...

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Scenario #1: Mario and Lisa have been married for 20 years. They have three teenage children, whom they love very much, but their relationship lacks passion and intimacy. They are extremely committed to each other, but both have decided to stay in the marriage as an obligation to their children and to each other. They have an empty love relationship that is no longer fulfilling in the ways that a marriage should be fulfilling. Scenario #2: Tom and Ben have been best friends for over 5 years. They care deeply for each other and act more like brothers, than friends. They have a healthy intimate liking of one another and consider their friendship to be of great importance for both of them. They are not sexually attracted to or committed each other, but they do love each other and confide in each other intimately, like many best friends do. Liking and empty love are similar because in both kinds of love, people care deeply about
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Unformatted text preview: another person, but not passionately. Both liking and empty love are dissimilar because individuals who share liking are intimately connected to each other, while empty love relationships only consist of devout commitment to their partner, with a lack of intimacy and passion. Liking has been the most prevalent from of love throughout my life. I have always had deep friendships that I deeply cherish. My friends are extremely important to me because I draw upon them for optimism, strength, and inspiration. We have intimate conversations and share the most guarded details of our lives with each other. I have never been in a romantic relationship, so the only other form of love that I have experienced is nonlove with people I knew casually in high school or some of the people residing in my neighborhood....
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This note was uploaded on 08/05/2011 for the course PSY 265 taught by Professor Sallyhenzel during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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