4 Psychology Principles That Will Help You Be A Better Lover To Your Significant Other

1. Triangular Theory Of Love

Psychologist Robert Sternberg proposes three main components for love: intimacy, commitment, and passion. We need all three to exist for our love to be explosive and everlasting. This love is called consummate love, and it’s believed to be rare. But hey, we can still hope for it.

When only one or two components make up our love, it’s not as strong, and it may crumble if there is opposition from parents or funding dries up. Intimacy and commitment together make up compassionate love, which continues to exist when a couple’s passion dwindles with age or busy schedules. Passion and intimacy result in romantic love—the love of our teenage years.