November 1, 2009

Love and Its Positive Effect

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Love, of course, comes in all shapes and sizes. Love is something we all feel at some time in our lives and may be directed at a variety of people and things to whom and to which we feel drawn. Love for people tends to be either affectionate or sexual or a combination of the two. The love we feel for family is deep rooted and is also inexorably tied with other feelings of obligatory duty. Baby boomers might feel a certain responsibility to care for and love their family, whether they are lovable or not!

Psychological articles cover the subject of love and all its divisions in minuscule detail, exploring the reasons for love; the hidden agendas of love and the ability of certain people to love with greater freedom than others. Baby boomers are the infamous traders of free love in the sixties and seventies; a period many of our younger generation scandalize over as they ask awkward questions, mostly concerning unprotected sex!

Love is an emotion that can be felt for inanimate objects, perceived by the owner to be beautiful or desirable in some way. Love for a pet can certainly outweigh the love felt for another human being and this type of love is demonstrated later in life with more intensity than at any other time, possibly as a result of being disappointed in sexual or affectionate love. Baby boomers in their lifetime tend to have experienced every aspect of love and might even have discarded certain types of affection as unwanted or unnecessary.

Love is affected by other emotions such as selfishness or greed. People who have an over developed sense of worth might seek love from someone who is prepared to take a submissive role; an introvert might solicit love from someone who can be more demonstrative. Conversely, others reach out for people with all their interests in common.

Love of money is a dangerous affection that can take over and result in a person sacrificing other more meaningful relationships. The love that exists between a parent and a child is usually a strong and loyal alliance, yet can sometimes be completely overshadowed by the affection a grandparent might feel for a grandchild.

The human ability to make sensible choices when they concern sexual love is sometimes sadly undermined by hormones. The saying ‘love is blind’ is certainly accurate and might describe any number of unhappy relationships where men and women have blundered - madly in love - into situations wherein they were unable to find happiness. Baby boomers have a huge capacity for affection yet have managed to push the divorce rate through the ceiling, possibly due to their major talent for picking unsuitable partners.

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Psychological articles on the benefits of finding a loving relationship clearly outline the positive aspects of long term love, including better health and a longer life. A good relationship with close family members can also promote a happier existence. The ability to love affects an ability to laugh and enjoy life; the recognized purveyors of strength and health.

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