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Types of Love Relationships

Agape
Agape

Agape love is selfless, sacrificial, unconditional love. It is the highest of the four types of love in the Bible. This Greek word, agápē, and variations of it are frequently found throughout the New Testament.

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Commensalism
Commensalism

Commensalism is a relationship between two organisms where one receives a benefit or benefits from the other and the other is not affected by it. In other words, one is benefited and the other is neither benefited nor harmed.

Compersion –
Compersion –

Compersion challenges this ideology. It supports the idea that you are individual beings with perhaps divergent desires or needs. Having separate sexual and love experiences doesn't mean your relationship is a failure; to the contrary, it can actually strengthen your connection.

Competition & Predation
Competition & Predation

They had a competition to see who could sell the most lemonade. Recent Examples of competition from the Web Miss America is ending the swimsuit and evening gown portions of its competition, the organization announced Tuesday morning (June 5).

Emotional Intimacy
Emotional Intimacy

What Really Creates Emotional Intimacy By Margaret Paul, Ph.D. We often experience emotional intimacy and deep connection at the very beginning of relationships, before the conflicts start.

Eros
Eros

Four Kinds of Love; Eros, Agape, Phileo & Storge August 9, 2012 October 31, 2015 / ichykoo The Greeks had four words to describe what we call love, Eros, (romantic love), Phileo, (enjoyment, fondness, friendship), Storge (family loyalty) and Agape (unconditional love with stick-ability).

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Experiential Intimacy
Experiential Intimacy

Love and intimacy. In her book A Return to Love, the brilliant Marianne Williamson says it most eloquently: “Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we have learned here. The spiritual journey is the relinquishment or unlearning of fear and the acceptance of love back into our hearts. Love is our ultimate reality and our purpose on earth.

Intellectual Intimacy
Intellectual Intimacy

Intellectual intimacy may be a new term for you. What is intellectual intimacy? Psychologists definite intellectual intimacy as two people who really come together to share ideas and thoughts; they are comfortable in doing so, even when they differ in their opinions. Truly, intellectual intimacy is connecting brain to brain, in a sense.

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Intimacy –
Intimacy –

It's pure poetry; love magnified; a revisit to the warm womb of security. Then the negotiation between security and autonomy, that life-long struggle, crawls in and we begin to land. 2.

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Intimacy Alone is Friendship or Liking
Intimacy Alone is Friendship or Liking

— Intimate Blowjobs 3. Burying. This stage happens when all the to-do lists of life come toppling into the relationship. Before you know it, conversations focus on things like who's doing the laundry, your boss, or the crazy mother-in-law.

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Jealousy –
Jealousy –

Jealousy can be a major relationship problem—a survey of marital therapists reported that romantic jealousy was a serious problem for a third of their clients. 1 I hope to dispel the myth that jealousy is a sign of love.

Limerence –
Limerence –

*Heroic fantasies of saving the love object and creating a feeling of gratitude in that person *Extreme attachment to the point of dependence *Can become self-destructive and might lead to stalking or suicide. Limerence starts in a way that is similar to the first wave of a new romance, a time of discovery, hope, fear and desire.

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Love
Love

The word love is much wider than just the feeling for one person. There are different kinds of love. The love for God as you understand who he is, paternal/maternal love that can grow dipper as time goes, love for children, pets, self love and so on. But love is patient, unselfish, giving, forgiving, unconditional but with healthy boundaries.

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Ludus
Ludus

Ludus – some people experience love as a game to be played with other people’s emotions. The goal or desire is to gain control over a partner through manipulation. People who experience love as Ludus like to have multiple love interests where they are in complete control.

Mutualism
Mutualism

Mutualism or interspecific cooperation is the way two organisms of different species exist in a relationship in which each individual benefits from the activity of the other. Similar interactions within a species are known as co-operation.

Parasitism
Parasitism

Life cycle of a malaria parasite. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. A different form of parasitism called brood parasitism is practiced by most species of cuckoos and all cowbirds.

Passion –
Passion –

What is the Passion in Passionate Love? Does—and should—passion matter for long-term relationship happiness? Posted Dec 04, 2012

Philia
Philia

Philia and other forms of this Greek noun are found throughout the New Testament. Christians are frequently exhorted to love their fellow Christians. Philadelphia (brotherly love) appears a handful of times, and philia (friendship) appears once in James. Examples of Philia Love in the Bible. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

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Physical Intimacy
Physical Intimacy

Physical intimacy is sometimes difficult to develop and at times, barriers may emerge: One of the main barriers is the narrow focus that most people place on their behavior in this area. Usually, people tend to focus on sexual intercourse as if it were the only expression of sensuous or sexual feelings toward another person.

Platonic Love –
Platonic Love –

Platonic love (often lower-cased as platonic) is a term used for a type of love, or close relationship that is non-sexual. Its symbol would be the white rose. It is named after Plato, though the philosopher never used the term himself.

Pragma
Pragma

Lee defines pragma as the most practical type of love, not necessarily derived out of true romantic love. Rather, pragma is a convenient type of love. Pragmatic lovers have a notion of being of service which they perceive to be rational and realistic.

Romance –
Romance –

Romantic love is a relative term, but generally accepted [by whom?] as a definition that distinguishes moments and situations within intimate relationships to an individual as contributing to a significant relationship connection.

Spiritual Intimacy
Spiritual Intimacy

You can start building intimacy in your spiritual life by praying daily for your spouse and your relationship as a couple. Without spending hours in prayer, you can set aside 10 minutes a day, whether morning or night, to go before God with prayers for your marriage.

Storge
Storge

48 thoughts on “ Four Kinds of Love; Eros, Agape, Phileo & Storge ” Beth. December 19, 2014 at 6:33 pm Think about this. How do we truely love anyone in our lives. Love is not performance based in God’s eyes. True love of all is a matter of the heart. I pray for the Lord to heal our hearts, past hurts that have build a protective hedge around our hearts that blinds us from his love. And ...

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