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The Caring Relationship Inventory (CRI) measures the essential elements of caring (or love) in heterosexual relationships. The Inventory is based on studies of successfully married couples, troubled couples in therapy, and divorced couples. The CRI generally decreases the amount of diagnostic time needed for couples therapy.
AffectionA helpful, nurturing form of love characterized by the love of a parent for a child.
FriendshipA peer love based on appreciation of common interests.
ErosA possessive, romantic form of love.
Deficiency LoveAn exploiting, manipulating form of love.
EmpathyA charitable, altruistic form of love.
Self-loveThe ability to accept oneself with strengths and weaknesses.
Being-loveAn admiring, respectful form of love.