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How Love Really Works

Aug 17, 2007
What love is and how it really works is a topic up for debate. Nobody has ever really been able to define love or explain it. However, love has been dissected enough to be broken down into three stages which can help to explain more about how it works.

Relationships will go through these phases until love is actually materialized. Each stage plays an important role in shaping the love in a relationship. What happens during the first two stages is very indicative of how deep and strong the love in the relationship ends up being.

The first stage is lust. Lust is the part of love that is defined by pure sexual attraction. Lust is the natural reaction that comes from the desire to mate. It is the most simple form of love and the most common form of love. Many people ponder if what they feel is lust or love. The easiest distinction is that lust is physical, while love is emotional.

Following lust is attraction. Attraction is a stronger feeling where passion comes in to play. A person usually knows they are in the attraction stage because they start to feel physical signs. People in the attraction phase usually have problems thinking rationally; they feel that their partner is perfect without flaws. Attraction is the getting to know you phase of love where a couple seeks to learn more about this person.

The last stage of love is attachment. This is the deeply set emotional feelings; it is love. This is when the reality of the romance is clear and you begin to feel that you would like to be committed to each other. It is when love is deeply rooted. The attachment stage is when love is actually realized. It is the most serious stage as well.

All three stages of love work together to produce love. It has been shown the stronger the attachment phase the stronger the love ends up being. So, each stage in its own right is important to producing a strong love. They each can help explain why we feel certain things when we are falling in love.

It may not be too important when you are going through the process of falling in love, but understanding how each step works helps us to get one step closer to being able to truly define what love is and how it works.

Love may not be so easy to decipher when it comes to your own relationships. Love is no doubt something indefinable. It is one of the strongest feelings human can have. It is one of the most important feelings humans can have. Love means so much that we believe in it even though no one can tell us how love works.
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Jane Saeman runs a site called along with info on dating and relationship on her blog at at http://www.Hot-Firefighters.com/blog2
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