ehowton (ehowton) wrote,

Mature Relationships

From Personality Junkie:

Childish/Naïve Love

“You complete me.”

“I can’t live without you. I need to hold on to you.”

Need-based: “I need you.”

“I only want to hear positive things about me or our relationship.”

Founded on infatuation, imagined ideals, and ego needs.

Mature Love

“You enhance me.”

“I can live without you. I thereby grant you space and freedom.”

Want-based: “I want you.”

“I want you to be honest with me and with yourself, no matter what.”

Founded on a more honest and realistic appraisal of oneself and one’s partner.


Hit the Interdependence tag for my other two posts on the subject.
Tags: interdependence, psychology
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