Thursday, December 20, 2018

The smell of a loved one could have a powerfully calming effect

https://www.theguardian.com/science/shortcuts/2018/oct/24/why-sniffing-your-partners-used-clothing-could-make-you-happier The smell – and clothes – of a loved one could have a powerfully calming effect. So claims a study, published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, which tested 96 women, who were asked to randomly smell one of three scents – a male partner’s, a stranger’s or

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Everyone wants love… even those who have phobic reactions to it

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-freedom-change/201802/dismissing-attachment-and-the-search-love You keep meeting people who would objectively seem to rise to your high standards and criteria for being a good partner. But once you get involved with them, you realize that your partner has many irritating qualities, is highly demanding of your time and affection, and is increasingly critical of

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Limerence – Obsessive love

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limerence Limerence (also infatuated love) is a state of mind which results from a romantic attraction to another person typically including compulsive thoughts and fantasies and a desire to form or maintain a relationship and have one's feelings reciprocated. Psychologist Dorothy Tennov coined the term "limerence" for her 1979 book Love

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