- These questions would explore whether they hold more of a mythic love ideal, or if they were more pragmatic about it. It would also help me understand stratification of potential mates, and intersectional. It would also indicate if there were pragmatic values behind the choice, what motivated the union. 5. Were you/are you all in love?
Love may start with infatuation, but relationships, in my opinion, should be based on someone’s character and personality. You’ll know for sure when that person comes, not because you’re infatuated, but because you have a strong relationship with that person and because of them, you are a better person. That true love is only to be found in one person. So next time you think you’re in love, think about your relationship carefully before you make any
Emotionally focused couples therapy (EFCT) is a structured approach to couples it is usually a short-term treatment based on the premise that human emotions are connected to human needs, and therefore emotions have an innately adaptive potential that can help people change problematic emotional states and interpersonal relationships. Couples come to therapy when they are having difficulty feeling connected or emotionally secure with each other. When partners cannot connect, they have a limited number of strategies to cope, and such strategies often set up escalating cycles of negative emotion. EFCT has helped partners of all sexual orientations and religious beliefs, from various cultures around the world. EFCT is for partners who are committed
Emotions, environment, and how it affects decisions Why do we feel? We feel based on cause and effect relationship between people and their environment. This relationship has decides how we make judgments and critical thoughts. In Barbara Frederickson 's “love 2.0” she explains the chemical imbalance that happens when humans are loved or falling in love, the same rules for love can be applied to motions in general. In Malcolm Gladwell’s “The Power of Context” he explains the change in human behavior based on the environments that they are in.
Romantic relationships pose many difficult questions to their participants; people are asked to compromise and change their attitudes, behaviors, and even beliefs, for the sake of their partners. Individuals in relationships can be found projecting their ideals onto their partners, superimposing their own desires onto their partners’ identities. A particularly difficult obstacle in romance is one’s family life and upbringing. Family dynamics, cultural identity, and specific circumstance shape a person’s approach to interpersonal relationships. Poet Warsan Shire and singer-songwriter Mitski Miyawaki, who performs as Mitski, both explore the influence of their family on their identity and their experiences in romantic relationships.
Robert Nozick gives quite a clear and relatively detached explanation of romantic love, its main purposes, and elements, as well as its limitations in his Love Bonds essay. I his view romantic love has three principal elements that must be present. According to Nozick, the first feature is a sense that well-being of one of the partners is directly “tied up” with another’s. In other words, when good or bad things happen to the person one loves, they indirectly happen to another partner. Furthermore, Nozick considers that both partners must abandon some of their autonomy.
This may be an issue for other individuals as well, as it might be important for them to differentiate between love and lust to find a correct label for their intimate feelings. This chapter, titled Love vs. Lust, outlines the similarities and differences between the two topics, the involvement of brain processes,
Attachment in early life is a fundamental aspect of child development and the establishment of intimate and reciprocal relationships with caregivers. Shaffer & Kipp (2007) define attachment as ‘a close emotional relationship between two persons, characterized by mutual affection and a desire to maintain proximity’. Contrary to the original view of infant attachment as a ‘secondary drive’ of the dependency on caregivers for physiological needs, such as hunger; Bowlby (1969, 1973) proposed that all infants are born with an innate bias to form an attachment to a primary attachment figure to whom they can seek comfort, or a ‘secure base’ during stressful circumstances. It is proposed by Ainsworth (1967) that parental sensitivity is crucial to shaping the security and development of the initial infant-parent attachment relationship, however the phenomenon of attachment requires both infants and caregivers to contribute in the formation of the attachment bond. Ultimately, the quality of attachment in early life shapes both the social and emotional