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Styles of Loving Why you love the way you do
Styles of Loving Why you love the way you do Author:Marcia Lasswell & Norman M. Lobsenz High Romantic and High Logical — "The people I fall in love with always turn out to be wrong for me", says Sheilah, a recently divorced attorney. After the breakup of her second marriage she vowed not to become romantically involved again. "But how can I exist without being in love?" she asks. Sheila's dilemma is characteristic of people with thi... more »s love-style mixture. They often feel confused as they struggle to make sense out of their emotional attraction to someone they know is logically "wrong" for them. Unlike some other combinations of love styles, the Romantic and the Logical are more likely to strive against each other than to blend. First one element will dominate and then the other.
High Game-Playing and High Possessive
"I can't seem to let old lovers go," a seemingly shy but provocatively dressed woman observed. "I have no trouble meeting new men, but I'm always afraid that I will have. When it's time to break off I keep wondering if I won't regret letting the man go. Maybe I won't find anyone I'll like as well." A man or woman with this love style may be trapped between a Game-Player's wish to end a relationship and a Possessive's need to hang on to it.« less