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Love at First Sight…Finally Some Real Science

Can You Really Fall in Love at First Sight? A recent study showed that over 33% of singles reported experiencing the sensation of love at first sight, and men are 10% more prone to the feeling. However,

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Is There a Limerence Cure?

What is Limerence? And Why Do We Need a Limerence Cure? Limerence is an emotional and mental experience of deep, obsessive attachment to another person.  Limerence symptoms usually feel involuntary and

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Choosing a Life Partner…Science…or Sexy Story?

Choosing a Life Partner…the Prerogatives and the Pitfalls Choosing a life partner is an important decision. Because of that fact, there’s been a lot of research both good and bad that explore

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15 Amazing Questions to Ask Before You Get Married

15 Amazing Research-Based Relationship Questions to Ask Before You Get Married. We all want to know the best questions to ask before you get married. Everyone wants to decide, and not slide into marriage. The

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How To Fall In Love With a Perfect Stranger in 45 Minutes

Love with a Perfect Stranger Is it possible to fall in love with a perfect stranger in 45 minutes? Apparently so. Husband and wife psychologists, Arthur and Elaine Aron, research how close relationships

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Is it Love or Limerence?

What is Limerence? Limerence is an early stage of love which is similar in its effect to drug intoxication. What drugs? Oxytocin, dopamine, phenylethylamine (PEA), testosterone, estrogen, serotonin, and

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The Worst That Could Happen… to Who Exactly?

The Worst That Could Happen? To Who Exactly? Revised 12/31/19 Normally I am a fan of songwriter Jimmy Webb. He gave us such fantastic songs like “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” the somewhat

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Pre-Marital Counseling: Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts

The Truth about Pre-Marital Counseling Revised 5/11/20 There are a few fundamental truths in pre-marital counseling. The first one is that what goes around comes around. By that, I mean that the very traits

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