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    5 Kinds of Love
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    Leslie Becker-Phelps, PhD posted:
    Because there are many kinds of love, this can be a misleading question. When you ask yourself whether you really love someone, it is essential that you be aware that you might love the person in some ways but not in others. For instance, among other types, there is agape (loving someone as a human being), platonic love (what you feel for a friend), and passionate love. Once you can identify the type or types of love you feel for someone, you can better evaluate what that means for you in that relationship.

    Figuring out how you and the other person feel can be confusing or frustrating. You may find that you don't love the other person the way you'd like to; or even at all. Or, you may find that they don't love you the same way you love them.

    Have you been in these kinds of confusing or frustrating situations? What have you found to be most difficult? How have you worked through the problem?


    If you would like to read more in detail about this topic in my post for WebMD's Relationships blog, click here .

    Dr. Becker-Phelps's discussions and her responses in those discussions are for general educational purposes only. If you need help for an emotional or behavioral problem, please seek the assistance of a psychologist or other qualified mental health professional.




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