Attachment Style and Relationships

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Attachment Style and Relationships Robert Sternberg created his triangular theory of love based on three dimensions: passion, intimacy, and commitment. The degree to which a relationship demonstrates these three dimensions determines the type of love relationship. People begin love relationships with those who care for them as children. These early relationships can have a great effect on their adult relationships. The three dimensions of love are passion, intimacy and commitment. The book says passion is the motivational component of love and reflects attraction, romance, and sexual desire. Passion from my understanding is basically what drives us to a person and helps of develop feelings for a person. This is the starting point to getting to love in a relationship. Next the book talks about intimacy, and describes it as the feelings of closeness, trust and the sharing of one’s innermost thoughts. This is kind of like saying this is the level where you are comfortable with someone and trust him or her enough to tell him or her all about you. By doing this it makes the relationship closer and helps each person have a better understanding of one another. To take this step I feel you really need to think highly of the person you sharing with and trust them to be able to go to this level. Finally there is commitment. Commitment is the point where you know all the good, the bad and the ugly of a person. You seen what brings you together and you have a deeper understanding of the person after you both have shared intimate
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course PHYCOLOGY 270 taught by Professor Black during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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