Infatuation, romantic love, and chemistry are essentially the same. All romantic love wanes. This causes a power struggle between lovers or love/lust junkies leave their relationships altogether. Marriage is about reciprocity, compromise, and power not bliss and fantasy. Relationships, love and marriage.
Love & Relationships
Intimacy There is an intimacy much stronger than sex. Yet bedroom intimacy is the only kind of intimacy some couples have or can relate to in a relationship.
Setting Limits in Relationships All relationships, even those with people we love and cherish, need limits if for no other reason than because we care for them and the relationship.
Is it Infatuation, Romantic Love, or Chemistry? Chemistry and Infatuation in Romantic Love and Marriage: Romantic love is blinded by infatuation or chemistry. It ends when anticipations become expectations. Chemistry fuels romantic love and infatuation with actual chemicals in our brains. Infatuation is a chemical high!
Is your true love a Lust Junkie?
Lust junkies are addicted to the chemistry of love. As love's chemicals wane, love junkies leave relationship of search of chemical lust "highs."
Will your love eventually dissolve into a Power Struggle?
As chemistry wanes, love relationships enter a phase of power struggles. Power struggles are a natural part of relationships and love.
Marriage: Wedded Bliss and Fantasy Island vs
Reciprocity and Power.
Is marriage bliss and fantasy or reciprocity, compromise and power? Will the real marriage please stand up!
Marry for Yourself! In first marriages, people often marry to please their parents or friends. They marry the person they love the most who also pleases their family and friends. In second marriages, people are often concerned with pleasing their children (even their grown children) instead of their family and friends.
Intimate: What Is Intimacy? The intimate side of relationships and marriages is explored here.
Treat Family Best It's important to make your family relationships work before you offer consideration to others. Sounds pretty much like common sense.
Love Letters are an expression of feelings for another person which contain your most inner feelings. It may be a forum to move your love for that special person to the next level of intimacy. When you decide the time is right to express your feelings for that special woman or man, there are several creative ideas you may want to incorporate into your letter for added impact.
Gifts of Love If you are wondering what to give someone special for Valentine's, an anniversary, or another occasion of love, look at a few old favorites and a couple of new ideas. Whether you are married for years or single and just beginning to date, these gifts will help your relationship along.
Romance a Man If you want to romance your male partner, see this survey: men rank seven items for romantic qualities.
Love: Right or Happy? In stable relationships, the relationship is characterized by people who understand that love is something that you do; love is not something you get "right." Love's a mystery to be lived, not a problem to be solved.
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