Types Of Love Are Different Levels Of Attractions And Commitment

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Looking back through my previous experiences of relationships I realized that there are different types of love, different levels of attractions and commitment; which Sternburg’s triangular theory of love displays eight different types of love including: nonlover, liking, infatuated love, empty love, romantic love, companionate love, fatuous love, and consummate love. I have not experienced empty love or a relationship that I had to be in for the sake of someone else like a marriage where I stayed in it for my children or an arranged marriage where I stayed in it for my family’s well-being. There are a few relationships that I have experienced that I didn’t say “I love you” to them because our relationship didn’t develop in that direction; however, there were friendships that originally didn’t start out to with “I love you” but they developed further into love.
Nonlove, describes its self by simply saying that there is no love in that relationship nor is there passion or commitment. For example, in regular day you come across people that you have to interact with but you don’t want anything more from them like store clerks, receptionists, or people at work. In these types of relationships, there are no mutual feelings to further develop my relationship with them thus halting the existence of love. After nonlove the type of love to develop is liking.
Liking is the phase where intimacy is present but there is no passion or decision to commit to them. According to Feldman,…

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