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Obsessive Love

  • By: Robert G. Bringle & Robert J. Rydell
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Models of romantic love postulate sets of distinct qualities, such as (a) passion, intimacy, and commitment; (b) attachment, caregiving, and sexuality; (c) passionate and companionate love; and (d) caring and needing. These qualities can occur in various combinations and differing ...

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