Some people say love is all about chemistry, while others say it's physics and then a whole a lot say it's biology. In my opinion, love is psychiatry. The emotions, the feelings, hormones, and thought process behind it prove my point.
Psychiatry is often correlated with morbid themes, primarily like depression, psychosis, drugs, hospitals... And so on. Today, I want to talk about the lovely side of love. We all love someone. Our chemistry with our partner, our wants and needs determine the kind of love we have for them. Have we ever pondered that what kind of word can be used to describe our relationship with them. Lets see what kind of love you share with your partner.
1. PASSIONATE LOVE
Eros – Passionate physical and emotional love. We often correlate it to sexual contentment and security.
2. FRIENDSHIP kind of LOVE
Storge – The kind of love which grows slowly out of friendship. Things that bring us closer are similar interests. Comprises of care, compassion and heart to heart discussion.
3. PRACTICAL LOVE
Pragma – Pragmatism. Based on the perceptions of practicality. The relationship in a "business-like" fashion and look for partners with whom they can share common goals. e.g Political marriages or contract marriages.
4. GAMES THAT PEOPLE PLAY “Player”
Ludus – Uncommitted type of love. To have fun with each other.To tease and do harmless pranks on each other. The developing of love and attention itself may be part of the game. Often used for men who refuse to commit or Playboys.
5. PYAAR TUNE KYA KIYA
Mania – To love like a manic. Obsessive and possessive.
6. ONLY GIVING, NO DEMANDS
Agape – Altruistic towards one's partner and feeling love in the acts of doing so. The person is willing to endure difficulty that arises from the partner's circumstances. It is based on an unbreakable commitment and an unconditional, selfless love. More like how Mother Teresa felt towards people.
In general, men tend to be more lucid, whereas women tend to be storgic and pragmatic. However, relationships based on similar love styles are found to last longer. People often look for people with the same love style as themselves for a relationship.
So, What's your equation with your partner?