Does that take away something of the mystery of liking and loving relationships?
Some do feel that how we encounter and meet people should remain in the realm of the mysterious.
Long-lasting romance depends on positive illusions and bringing novelty and renewal to our intimate relationships. Although in many parts of the world couples are still united through arranged marriages, more and more modern communications are changing the ways people relate, for example learning about other culture to value freedom or the individual right to choose one’s spouse.
Computers provide platforms from which to initiate relationships, and opportunities to screen for important characteristics prior to any encounter.
Our very humanity is defined by our relationships (Bersheid & Regan, 2005). Attachment: The start to relationships This chapter is about the development of attachment, intimate relationships between adults, and the road leading toward love relationships.
No greater love has a person than giving his life for another.
Both seemed quite determined to assert themselves that day, and soon they began pushing each other that gradually turned to wrestling, and attempts to dominate.
Relationships also contribute to the social self as discussed in the book, and effects social cognition discussed in the same (see: at the end of this article).
The variables that determine attraction may be understood theoretically as functions of a reward perspective.
The importance of relationships is demonstrated by findings that show that among all age groups relationships are considered essential to happiness (Berscheid, 1985; Berscheid & Reis, 1998).
The absence of close relationships makes the individual feel worthless, powerless, and alienated (Baumeister & Leary, 1995; Stroebe & Stroebe, 1996).