Love is a universal experience for millions of people, regardless of culture and time, nationality and ethnicity. We all love and are loved in some way or another. Even when we don’t know how to express love in words, our hearts speak volumes with the very feelings that you want to share with your special someone. What are the basic emotions of love?
Love encompasses a wide range of positive and powerful emotional and psychological states, from the sublime personal goodness or religious faith, to the most shallow personal pleasure, to the most intense romantic longing. All of these can have an impact on the nature of your love relationships. For example, if you share religious faith with your partner, the physical affection that you feel for your partner will often be quite different than if you did not share this belief at all. People’s perceptions of love vary greatly from person to person, so it is wise not to rely on one’s own interpretation of love language.
Intimacy – the physical aspect of romantic love – often requires that you be open and vulnerable to another person’s intimacy. For example, if you are dating a new partner, you may find that you are particularly attracted to their physical attributes (such as a tall beautiful woman), but do not have the self-discipline to keep this intimacy evolving. As a result, you spend much of your early relationship trying to satisfy the needs of your new partner rather than the needs of your own heart and soul. In this way, your romantic love is doomed to remain fleeting, and will eventually become resentment.
Positive emotions such as trust, respect, and admiration are also very powerful and important elements of any healthy relationship. These emotions help us to build strong defenses. If we can successfully shield ourselves, others, and even our love, then we will feel safe, supported, and safe when we are in the presence of another person. While the physical bonds that are formed during a relationship often seem tenuous, these are actually very solid bonds of love. Therefore, we should work to make sure that we are building strong positive emotions within our relationships. As these are more easily achieved, our relationships will often last longer and feel stronger.
Emotional intimacy, on the other hand, is usually experienced when we are in the presence of another person who we deeply care about and feel drawn to. This form of love often begins as a casual attraction – a physical attraction – but may evolve over time into an intense form of attraction as a result of deep feelings. As an example, let’s say that you are in a relationship with a man, and he is beginning to show signs of being unfaithful to you. You would likely be devastated, and probably feel extremely hurt at the thought of your man having a lover. However, your anger and hurt would not change the fact that his behavior has caused you to form intense feelings of affection for him. This form of love would not be possible if you did not initially feel attracted to him in the first place!
Now, this is just one example of how an early stage of attraction can lead to deeper emotions. There are many other examples, and each one is likely to trigger a different emotional response from the individual. We are all unique, and therefore it is possible to have multiple emotions and bonded relationships at the same time. However, this does not mean that one form of love means another form of love. It just means that all love is in some way connected to one another, forming a sort of “unbreakable” bond.