Chapter 11 - Committed Romantic Relationships

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agape

love without regard to personal gain, combines eros and storge

commitment

the intention to remain with a relationship

committed romantic relationships

relationships between unique individuals who assume they will be primary and continuing parts of each other's lives

environmental spoiling

situations in which proximity breeds ill will

eros

powerful, passionate style of love that blazes to life suddenly and dramatically

intimacy

feelings of closeness, connection, and tenderness

ludus

playful love in which the lovers see it as a game

mania

manic or mad love; combines ludus and eros

passion

intensely positive feelings and fervent desire for another person

placemaking

the process of creating a comfortable personal environment that reflects the values, experiences, and tastes of the couple

pragma

pragmatic or practical love; combines storge and ludus

relational culture

the nucleus of intimacy; the private world of rules, understanding, meanings, and patterns of acting and interpreting that partners create for their relationship

storge

comfortable, even-keeled kind of love based on friendship and compatibility

dimensions of romantic relationships

passion, commitment, intimacy

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