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8 different types of love
There are eight different types of love, according to Greek mythology. These include –
1. Family love or Storgy
This refers to the type of love we share with our family – parents, grandparents, siblings, cousins, and others.
2. Marital love or Eros
This is the type of romantic love we feel with a partner who we wish to marry or have already married.
3. Love by the principle – Agape
This love is not based on emotions but on principles. It is referred to as the love for people we do not like, the love for the unlovable.
4. Brotherly love – Phileo/Philia
As the name suggests, brotherly love is love for our close ones, whom we hold as dear as family. These people, however, are not our family by blood.
5. Obsessive love – Mania
Obsessive love, also known as Mania, is an obsession with one person or a certain way of loving them. Such love hinders your growth and can interfere with your personal and professional life.
6. Enduring love – Pragma
Enduring love is the kind of deep, true love that people in long, meaningful relationships experience.
7. Playful love – Ludus
Playful love, also called young love, is what you feel when you think the whole world has conspired for the two of you to be together. This love, however, comes with an expiry date and might die down with time.
8. Self love – Philautia
This type of love has been talked about quite a bit, especially recently. It talks about appreciation and care for yourself before you set out to give it to someone else.