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Love isn't one-size-fits-all, but these 10 guidelines can help you build deeper, more lasting relationships. #love — Psychology Today (@PsychToday) February 15, 2017 1. Never invalidate or erase the personal reality of someone you love. Every one of us counts on our partner supporting and validating the way weContinue Reading 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 bookContinue Reading Given those social instructions, women are motivated to “choose” men for how well they mesh with their life plan, goals, and ideals. Essentially then, some women choose to “attach” to men who are cooperative, agreeable, supportive, and often take their lead in areas the woman finds important. From aContinue Reading