New York: Guilford PRess.It also can cause an increase in feelings of attachment.Bartholomew, K; Horowitz, L (1991).

Instead, cultivating a spirit of self-sacrifice, coupled with an attitude of appreciation or contemplation, directed towards the other of one's attractions, constitutes the ideals of what we consider to be true romantic love.As knights were increasingly emulated, eventual changes were reflected in the inner-workings of feudal society.

15 This story is relevant to modern romance partly because of the image of reciprocity it shows between the sexes.Conversely, in a study of long-term marriages, researchers (Contreras, Hendrick, and Hendrick, 1996 50 ) found that couples endorsed measures of both companionate love and passionate love and that passionate love was the strongest predictor of marital satisfaction, showing that both types of love can.