7 Differences Between Love and Being In Love

What's the difference between love and being in love? Which would you rather hear someone say to you: “I love you” or “I’m in love with you”? While most people don’t realize it, loving someone and being in love with them can actually mean two very different things, especially in the world of psychology. Being in love is often associated with the early stages of a romantic relationship when things are still new and exciting. On the other hand, love is something that tends to naturally develop over time when there is friendship, understanding, and acceptance from another person. Do you want to know more on how to differentiate the two? Are you unsure if you're in love with someone or you just love them or vice versa? If so, this video is for you! Writer: Chloe Avenasa Script Editor: Morgan Franz Script Manager: Kelly Soong VO: Amanda Silvera Music & Sound Design: Urban Goose Studios Animator: Naphia YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong Mikulincer, M., & Goodman, G. S. (Eds.). (2006). Dynamics of romantic love: Attachment, caregiving, and sex. Guilford Press. Langeslag, S. J., Muris, P., & Franken, I. H. (2013). Measuring romantic love: psychometric properties of the infatuation and attachment scales. Journal of sex research, 50 (8), 739-747. Aron, A., Fisher, H., Mashek, D. J., Strong, G., Li, H., & Brown, L. L. (2005). Reward, motivation, and emotion systems associated with early-stage intense romantic love. Journal of neurophysiology. Hatfield, E. (2004). Passionate love, companionate love, and intimacy. In Intimacy (pp. 267-292). Springer, Boston, MA. If you have any stories or video requests that you would like to share with us, please email us at editorial@psych2go.net Click here to see more videos: https://alugha.com/Psych2Go

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