According to psychologist Robert Sternberg, these three components form the "triangle of love," and when all three are present, it represents the highest form of love.
Examples of consummate love may include:
A couple who has been married for many years and has a strong emotional and physical connection, and who are committed to each other through thick and thin.
A young couple who have just fallen in love and are passionate about each other, but also have a deep emotional connection and are committed to building a life together.
A long-distance couple who have been separated for a while but remain deeply in love, and are committed to finding a way to be together despite the challenges.
Consummate love is considered the ideal form of love, but it can be difficult to achieve and maintain, as it requires a balance of all three components.