Psychology

Marriage and the Midlife Crisis

Last week it was my husband’s and my wedding anniversary. We celebrated with hugs and kind words and time spent pottering about with our kids, getting on with the usual chores. In the evening we had a takeaway and dessert. In quiet moments I reflected on our almost 20 years together (13 of them as …

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Limerence, and Are You Addicted to Love?

Limerence is defined as: (psychology) An involuntary romantic infatuation with another person, especially combined with an overwhelming, obsessive need to have one’s feelings reciprocated. First coined by Dorothy Tennov (from Wiktionary)   As an ex-scientist I love a good definition, and the above is so concise and deliciously objective, that it absolutely delights me, but …

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