How complex is your love? The case of romantic compromises and polyamory

Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 48 (1):98-116 (2018)
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Abstract

This article highlights a somewhat neglected aspect of love : their complexity. We suggest distinguishing between three major related types of emotional complexity: emotional diversity, emotional ambivalence, and emotional behavior. The notion of emotional complexity has far-reaching implications for understanding emotions and our wellbeing. This is illustrated by examining the notion of emotional complexity in two common yet complex phenomena in the romantic realm: romantic compromises and polyamory.

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Aaron Ben-Ze’ev
University of Haifa
Luke Brunning
University of Oxford

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