Relationships / Types of Love Daily Objective: Consider dynamics of a healthy relationship Distinguish between love and infatuation
April 19, 2010 • Love is…(10 words or explanation) • What is the difference between love and infatuation? • List 5 traits of a healthy relationship. • List 5 traits of an unhealthy relationship. • What determines who you are attracted to?
Relationships • What initially attracts you to another person? What makes a person attractive? • What qualities are important in a long term romantic relationship? • What types of things interfere with relationships? • When should a relationship end? • Why do people stay together even when the relationship is not healthy?
Developing relationships • Get acquainted • Feeling comfortable together • Sharing yourself to form attachments • Developing commitment and depending on each other. • Filling each other’s needs • Building intimacy
Why Date? • What does dating look like?
Love vs. Infatuation • Grows slowly • Long lasting • Trust • More realistic • More thoughtful • Happens quickly • Short-lived • Physical thrills • Jealousy • Rush to marry
Love vs. infatuation • Board activity • Article Falling in love is the easy part
Write your own definitions for • Love • Infatuation
Love is… • Everyone share one response
Entry Task – Sept 25th Agree or disagree with each statement with a supporting argument. Be prepared to share. • “Love at first sight” can really happen. • Teenagers don’t really know how to be in a mature, loving relationship. • In order to love someone else, you must love yourself first. • There is no such thing as healthy conflict in a relationship. • Marriage means ______.
The ABCs of Love: • For each letter write a word or several that describe love.
Love vs. Infatuation • Each group will divide the statements about love into two piles. • Infatuation • Love
Look at your “ABCs of Love.” • Put a *star* by those words that are Love (not infatuation)
Handout A Love Attitude Inventory
Love Attitude – Developed paragraph reflection on love attitude…include • Your score • Does this mean you are romantic or realistic about love? • Would you agree or disagree with your ranking? Why? • Explain your views on love.
Dating • Purposes of dating • Socialization • Recreation • Mate Selection • Stages of Dating • Gushy • Playing Games • Goal-Oriented • Love continuum • attraction, infatuation, love, enduring love