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Seal Of The United States Bureau Of Indian Affairs
An AFFAIR is a sexual relationship , romantic friendship , or passionate attachment between two people without the attached person's significant other knowing
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Affair (other)
An AFFAIR is a sexual relationship, romantic friendship, or passionate attachment between two people without the attached person's significant other knowing. AFFAIR may also refer to: * Affair
Affair
(album) , an album by Cherrelle * Affairs (album) , an album by Elliott Murphy * Affair
Affair
(film) , a 2010 Indonesian film * Political affairs, see political scandal SEE ALSO * The Affair
Affair
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Sexual Relationship
An INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP is an interpersonal relationship that involves physical and/or emotional intimacy . Physical intimacy is characterized by friendship , platonic love , romantic love , or sexual activity . While the term intimate relationship commonly implies the inclusion of a SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP, the term is also used as a euphemism for a relationship that is strictly sexual. Intimate relationships play a central role in the overall human experience. Humans have a general desire to belong and to love, which is usually satisfied within an intimate relationship. These relationships involve feelings of liking or loving one or more people, romance, physical or sexual attraction , sexual relationships, or emotional and personal support between the members. Intimate relationships allow a social network for people to form strong emotional attachments
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Romantic Friendship
A ROMANTIC FRIENDSHIP or PASSIONATE FRIENDSHIP is a very close but typically non-sexual relationship between friends , often involving a degree of physical closeness beyond that which is common in the contemporary Western societies . It may include for example holding hands , cuddling , hugging , kissing , giving massages , and sharing a bed, or co-sleeping , without sexual intercourse or other physical sexual expression. In historical scholarship, the term may be used to describe a very close relationship between people of the same sex during a period of history when homosexuality did not exist as a social category. In this regard, the term was coined in the later 20th century in order to retrospectively describe a type of relationship which until the mid 19th century had been considered unremarkable but since the second half of the 19th century had become more rare as physical intimacy between non-sexual partners came to be regarded with anxiety
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Passion (emotion)
PASSION (from the Greek verb πασχω meaning to suffer) is a very strong feeling about a person or thing. Passion is an intense emotion , a compelling enthusiasm or desire for something. Passion may be a friendly or eager interest in or admiration for a proposal, cause, discovery, or activity or love – to a feeling of unusual excitement, enthusiasm or compelling emotion, a positive affinity or love, towards a subject. It is particularly used in the context of romance or sexual desire though it generally implies a deeper or more encompassing emotion than that implied by the term lust . Denis Diderot describes passions as "penchants, inclinations, desires and aversions carried to a certain degree of intensity, combined with an indistinct sensation of pleasure or pain, occasioned or accompanied by some irregular movement of the blood and animal spirits, are what we call passions
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Significant Other
SIGNIFICANT OTHER (SO) is colloquially used as a gender-neutral term for a person's partner in an intimate relationship without disclosing or presuming anything about marital status, relationship status, or sexual orientation . Synonyms with similar properties include sweetheart, better half, spouse, domestic partner, lover, soulmate , or life partner . In the United States, the term is sometimes used in invitations, such as to weddings and office parties. This use of the term has become common in the UK in correspondence from hospitals, e.g., "you may be accompanied for your appointment by a significant other". CONTENTS * 1 Scientific use * 2 First use * 3 See also * 4 References SCIENTIFIC USEIts usage in psychology and sociology is very different from its colloquial use. In psychology, a significant other is any person who has great importance to an individual's life or well-being
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Love
LOVE is a variety of different emotional and mental states, typically strongly and positively experienced, that ranges from deepest interpersonal affection to simple pleasure . An example of this range of meanings is that the love of a mother differs from the love of a spouse differs from the love of food. Most commonly, love refers to an emotion of a strong attraction and personal attachment . Love can also be a virtue representing human kindness , compassion , and affection—"the unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another". It may also describe compassionate and affectionate actions towards other humans, one's self or animals. Ancient Greek philosophers identified four forms of love: essentially, familial love (in Greek , _storge _), friendly love (_philia _), romantic love (_eros _), and divine love (_agape _). Modern authors have distinguished further varieties of love: infatuated love , self-love , and courtly love
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Affection
AFFECTION, ATTRACTION, INFATUATION, or FONDNESS is a "disposition or state of mind or body" that is often associated with a feeling or type of love . It has given rise to a number of branches of philosophy and psychology concerning emotion, disease, influence, and state of being. "Affection" is popularly used to denote a feeling or type of love , amounting to more than goodwill or friendship . Writers on ethics generally use the word to refer to distinct states of feeling, both lasting and spasmodic. Some contrast it with _passion _ as being free from the distinctively sensual element. Even a very simple demonstration of affection can have a broad variety of emotional reactions, from embarrassment to disgust to pleasure and annoyance. It also has a different physical effect on the giver and the receiver
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Human Bonding
HUMAN BONDING is the process of development of a close, interpersonal relationship . It most commonly takes place between family members or friends, but can also develop among groups, such as sporting teams and whenever people spend time together. Bonding is a mutual, interactive process, and is different from simple liking . Bonding typically refers to the process of attachment that develops between romantic or platonic partners, close friends, or parents and children. This bond is characterized by emotions such as affection and trust . Any two people who spend time together may form a bond. Male bonding refers to the establishment of relationships between men through shared activities. The term female bonding refers to the formation of close personal relationships between women
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Broken Heart
A BROKEN HEART (also known as a HEARTBREAK or HEARTACHE) is a term metaphor for the intense emotional—and sometimes physical—stress or pain one feels at experiencing great longing . The concept is cross-cultural, often cited with reference to a desired or lost lover, and dates back at least 3,000 years. Emotional pain that is severe can cause 'broken heart syndrome ', including physical damage to the heart. CONTENTS * 1 Physiology * 2 Psychology * 2.1 Uncomplicated grief * 2.2 Depression * 2.3 Psychological trauma * 2.4 Posttraumatic stress disorder
Posttraumatic stress disorder
* 3 Medical Complications * 3.1 Broken heart syndrome * 3.2 Endocrine and immune dysfunction * 4 Cultural references * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 Sources * 7.1 Printed * 7.2 Online * 8 External links PHYSIOLOGYThe emotional "pain" of a broken heart is believed to be part of the survival instinct
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Compassionate Love
COMPASSIONATE LOVE, sometimes also called ALTRUISTIC LOVE, has been a topic of scientific interest and research since the 1990s. It is also closely related to the construct of unlimited love that has been expounded by Stephen G. Post . Compassionate love refers to love that "centers on the good of the other" (p. 3, Underwood, 2008 ). It is distinct from altruism, compassion, and romantic love. Since 2001, the scientific study of compassionate love has received several million dollars in research support from the Fetzer Institute and the Institute for Research on Unlimited Love
Love
(IRUL). The emergence of the term compassionate love has been described by Lynn G. Underwood in a chapter in the first edited book on compassionate love research, The Science of Compassionate Love
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Conjugal Love
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Courtly Love
COURTLY LOVE (or _FIN\'AMOR_ in Occitan ) was a medieval European literary conception of love that emphasized nobility and chivalry . Medieval literature is filled with examples of knights setting out on adventures and performing various services for ladies because of their "courtly love". This kind of love is originally a literary fiction created for the entertainment of the nobility, but as time passed, these ideas about love changed and attracted a larger audience. In the high Middle Ages, a "game of love" developed around these ideas as a set of social practices. "Loving nobly" was considered to be an enriching and improving practice. Courtly love began in the ducal and princely courts of Aquitaine , Provence , Champagne , ducal Burgundy and the Norman Kingdom of Sicily at the end of the eleventh century
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Troubadour
A TROUBADOUR (English: /ˈtruːbədʊər/ , French: ; Occitan : _trobador_, IPA: ) was a composer and performer of Old Occitan lyric poetry during the High Middle Ages (1100–1350). Since the word _troubadour_ is etymologically masculine, a female troubadour is usually called a trobairitz . The troubadour school or tradition began in the late 11th century in Occitania , but it subsequently spread into Italy and Spain . Under the influence of the troubadours, related movements sprang up throughout Europe: the Minnesang in Germany , _trovadorismo _ in Galicia and Portugal , and that of the trouvères in northern France . Dante Alighieri in his _ De vulgari eloquentia _ defined the troubadour lyric as _fictio rethorica musicaque poita_: rhetorical, musical, and poetical fiction
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Falling In Love
In romantic relationships , FALLING IN LOVE is the concept of moving from a feeling of neutrality towards a person to one of love . CONTENTS * 1 Terminology * 2 Factors: mental and chemical * 2.1 Mental * 2.2 Chemical * 3 Timing * 4 Spiritual value * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 Further reading TERMINOLOGYThe use of the term "fall" comes from a common metaphor that equates becoming in love with the act of falling. The metaphor appears to emphasize that the process is in some way uncontrollable and risky - as in the phrases "to fall ill" or "to fall into a trap" - and that it leaves the lover in a state of vulnerability . It may also reflect the importance of the lower brain centers in the process, which can lead the rational, accounting brain to conclude (in John Cleese
John Cleese
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Free Love
FREE LOVE may refer to: * Free love , a social movement that rejects marriage, which is seen as a form of social bondage, especially for women * Free Love (film) , a 1930 film starring Conrad Nagel * "Free Love", a song by Morphine from their 1995 album Yes * "Free Love", a short story by Ali Smith, part of her book of short stories, " Free Love and Other Stories " * "Free Love", a song by