The paper aims to describe, from a phenomenological and psychoanalytic point of view, the emotional dynamics of love passion reducing it to some essential postulates and corollaries: a) Every love experience actualizes the early structured, and qualitatively different, symbiotic bond to a caregiver. b) Love is an emotional experience rising up from instinctual drives that compel the subject to search physical/sexual contacts with another per¬son, in conflict with narcissistic needs. c) The love experience is an illusionary state. The sym-biotic-fusional couple lives in a sort of unrealistic, unstable and temporary dual psychotic state. Matching with reality, the love experience changes dynamically, and necessarily in a time lasting from some months to a few years. d) The de-fusional experiences are characterized by more or less pronounced feelings of emotional ambivalence or by ambiguous behaviours that lead to misunderstandings, high-degree conflicts in the couple and to a premature end of the relationships. e) The relationships that survive in the long time are not supported by intense emotions and passionate feelings, but by narcissistic advantages for the singles.
Keywords: Love passion, narcissistic needs, symbiotic-fusional couple, de-fusional expe¬rien¬ce.