More on that in a few minutes. First, a lesson and some thoughts on a crazy emotional love-related roller-coaster called Limerence. What is Limerence? Hint: if Love and Lust had a baby If Love and Lust had a baby, they would name her Limerence. Limerence is a little crazy. She is wildly optimistic, hopeful, and obsessive.
From Wikipedia :. Limerence is an involuntary cognitive and emotional state of being infatuated or obsessed with another person , typically experienced involuntarily and characterized by a strong desire for reciprocation of one's feelings but not primarily for a sexual relationship although it can further intensify the situation.
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The term was coined by psychologist Dorothy Tennov to describe the ultimate, near-obsessive form of romantic love. Limerence is sometimes also referred to as infatuation, or is colloquially known as a crush, but in reality it is something much different. Does that sound familiar? Have you ever experienced limerence? Reflecting on that question was like asking myself, "Do you breathe?!
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Earlier this year, my dad could see that I was love-struck over a boy I couldn't really have. Instead of lecturing, judging or advising, he simply wrote the name of a book on an index card. This is your brain. This is your brain on Limerence. When we fall in lovelikelust aka limerence with someone, it's almost like our limerent brain becomes a form of the lizard brain. If the lizard brain's currency is fear, the limerent brain's currency is fantasy. Sometimes we have fun living in fantasyland It is inherent to the definition of limerence that the object of our affection - the romance of our dreams - is unattainable.
Which is what makes limerence very different from love. Love is shared and reciprocated and eventually grows and develops into something real. Elisa breaks down the limerence experience beautifully in a post called Limerence and Licorice. Components of Limerence from Wikipedia :. What if you are Limerent and it is making you miserable, but you can't move on?
Tennov doesn't really answer this question in her book. She essentially throws her hands in the air and says, "beats me! You know, just as soon as I learn how to conquer that crazy beast in its strongest moments. This template is an exercise from my upcoming book mark your calendar for March 29, baby! If you are going through a break-up or still trying to get over someone, the questions in this template will help you sort through your thoughts, mourn your losses, and start to see your situation more clearly.
Download the template here and forward to a friend or give 'er a rating if you like what you see! I want to hear from you. Thank God for modern medicine, or he would not have survived Okay fair enough.
Love, Lust, and Limerence?
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Limerence, Infatuation & Love – What Are The Main Differences?
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