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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