3 types of love that impact your life dramatically

As a writer of romantic suspense imbued with psychological mystery I explore the topic of love in depth, and have been doing so for many years. Okay, I’m “using” it, too, like some people use drugs. I can never get enough of it. Love is the ultimate pleasure, and research has shown that human life does, indeed, revolve around love.

But love comes in many forms, and in this post (part 2 next week) we’ll look at the main types of love that impact us hardest and what they say about us.

  1. Love at first sight and secret love

Did you ever feel you fell in love as if “struck by lightning”, as soon as your eyes locked with another’s? Love at first sight is something you remember your entire life, it’s extremely strong, and puts butterflies in your stomach. But you must keep in mind that this kind of love is addictive. You soon feel you can’t breathe without the person.

What’s just as strong is the secret kind of love, as ravishing as love at first sight, only that it’s impossible to bring it to expression. This is the kind of love in which you hope that the other person feels the same, but it’s impossible for you to explore the relationship due to external or moral obstacles. This is the kind of love you might feel for a teacher, a married boss, your boyfriend’s/girlfriend’s best friend, your best friend’s ex; generally, people who are “off limits.” This kind of love often fuels romance novels, and they’re often inspired by real life situations – I’d love to hear your stories here, so please share in a comment, if you feel comfortable. Let us explore this further.

  1. Unrequited love

This is an extremely painful kind of love that everybody goes through at least once in a lifetime. In this situation you love someone intensely, but you’re aware this person will never love you in return. It’s a devastating but also transformational kind of love, the love that conveys most emotional maturity and depth. It’s a cathartic, purifying, and deep-drilling kind of love. Being tried and forged in this kind of love will ultimately make you a fascinating person.

  1. Obsessive love

This is the kind of love where one partner is obsessed or emotionally dependant on the other. One feels completely helpless and lost without their loved one. Unfortunately, obsessive love can only lead to the destruction of the couple because the way the obsessed person expresses their feelings hurts the other, limits them and/or conditions them. Obsessive lovers are often afraid and lack confidence, which is human, and obsessive love is something almost everybody experiences at one point in their loves. Whatever goes beyond that, nevertheless, (repeated or particularly intense loves that elicit questionable action) may be a sign of mental instability or mental disorder. Stalkers are “born” of obsessive lovers. Got stories? I’d love to read them! Leave a comment, if you feel comfortable, and let’s talk about it.

Feel like more love talk or personality tests that will reveal who you are? Feel free to roam this site for them in the upper sections like the “Personality Tests” section, or by scrolling down among older posts – there’s a whole lot to choose from there. On Twitter and Facebook we discuss hot matters daily, so stay tuned : )

 

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8 thoughts on “3 types of love that impact your life dramatically

    1. It’s actually a great thing, dear Simon. It means you’re emotionally healthy! #2 is something most people go through at one point or another in their lives, but the other two can slip to the Dark Side of the Force before we get to wrench the steering wheel the other way.

  1. I’ve experienced all of them in various degrees. The obsessive love is a frightening thing when you care about the other person and you see the destruction of that obsession. I do believe that secret love and unrequited love is the fuel of the world’s greatest artistic expression. The energy created and spent in acting out what cannot be expressed to the person so loved has left many a masterpiece in literature, sculpture, paintings and so on. But, how sweet it is to desire someone and in time earn their trust and a chance to lose yourself in their eyes and open arms.

    1. Super well put dear, cuzz. I also think secret love and unrequited love are the source of all literary materpieces. My muse is my husband, but we had a long time before we came together when we didn’t know how we felt about each other and that fuels my writing. So it was the time of uncertainty, indeed. Again, really well put!

  2. I hear about the other two more than anything. I guess its what causes the most emotion.
    I’m not sure i can call myself emotionally healthy lol

  3. I’ve felt all of these at some stages of my life (especially unrequited love in my youth) but most recently it’s been the first one that’s consumed me.

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