Love Styles

1218 words 5 pages
Love Styles
Ginnina Pleze
American Public University System

Instructor John Hetherington
February 14, 2015

Love Styles

 Using sociologist John Alan Lee's love styles (refer to pages 261- 263 of Intimate Relationships, and pay special attention to Table 8.7 'Styles of Loving' found on the top of page 262) from chapter eight of "Intimate Relationships", what is the predominant love style for most of the characters presented in the book, Confusing Love with Obsession.

Using John Alan Lee’s love styles as a reference it seems that the characters from, “Confusing Love with Obsession” mainly fall in the mania category when deciding what their style of loving is. The fourth style mania defines that
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They would tell me how much they hated one another but they would make up and act as if nothing ever happened. They would fight things would get broken and someone would get cut or hit, but because they desire to be loved they stay together and try to change only the things that they believed caused arguments. I found that I needed my space from them and the abusive behaviors that they demonstrated around me.
 Briefly outline the characteristics of the Obsessive Love Wheel at each stage of the wheel.

According to “Confusing Love with Obsession” here are four phases of Obsessive Relationship Progression (ORP) that are based on the way that people behave. John Moore the author of “Confusing Love with Obsession” created what is known as an Obsessive Love Wheel listing the four phases as Attraction, Anxiety, Obsession, and Destruction (Moore, 2010).” The Obsessive Love Wheel shows the phases as a person would progress deeper a repetitive cycle of obsession. The first phase is the Attraction phase this is where he is like Romeo and you are Juliet and he was sent for you and just you, and that person is you soul mate. The second phase of the Obsessive Love Wheel is anxiety this is where there has been a personal connection between these two people and your level of affection jumps to an extremely higher level. There may be feelings that the love from the other person may


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