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Utilizing a combination of different love types can create something beautiful. While there isn’t a perfect equation for every relationship, be conscious of the different love catalysts to help us feel the different kinds of love.
The Greeks studied love and signified eight different types giving each a Greek name.
#1. Philia – Affectionate Love
Philia or “brotherly love” is love without romantic strings and usually occurs between
Pragma is a mature love between a couple that has grown and matured for many years. Commitment and dedication are required to achieve Pragma and it is also known as everlasting love.
Storge is a natural love common between close friends and between parents and children as well. This love is built on deep emotional connection and acceptance of each other. This love comes easil...
Eros is a passionate love that is displayed through physical affection. This love is a desire for another person’s body and touch. Common displays are through kissing, holding hands and hugging.
Ludus is known as the “honeymoon stage” of relationships and consists of child-like play and teasing the one we are interested in. Although common in young couples, older couples who strive for this love find a more rewarding relationship.
Mania is an obsessive love with our partner and can lead to possessiveness and jealousy. Most cases of obsessiveness can lead to an imbalance in the relationship however a healthy dose of playfulness and romantic love can even ou...
Philautia is the practice of self-love and self-value. It also means we recognize our personal needs and are responsible for our well-being.
Agape is the highest level of love a person can offer. Offering Agape is loving throughout any and all circumstances. Agape is not a physical act, it’s a feeling, but acts of sel...
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Love is both a wonderful thing and a cunning evolutionary trick to control us. A dangerous cocktail in the wrong hands.
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