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Language: english ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
forms: noun⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
phonetic pronunciation: [lim-err-en-suh]⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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whilst this word may be unfamiliar to you, you may know it by another term - lovesick. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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the word was coined by psychologist dorothy tennov in her book “love and limerence: the experience of being in love to describe an involuntary state of deep obsession and infatuation with another person.”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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the lengthy title says it all, really. ❤️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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a person in limerence focuses only on the positives of the person they desire, unable to see their flaws. they obsess over the looks, likes and life of their chosen one; playing out unrealistic scenarios in their mind in which they are together - dreaming of reciprocated love. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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this hyper focus on one person renders the limerent person detached from their own lives and relationships; lost in a dream world. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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this addiction to a person is only heightened by the fantasy - not the reality - of being with them. often, this desire represents a lack or need for something within the limerant, as their subject becomes the focus of a perfect, often unattainable, relationship without real world stresses or challenges. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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like most things in life, limerance is a spectrum and it’s not permanent. if you find yourself in its grip, try to focus that intense attention inward to see what else might be going on. ❤️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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3 days ago comment 7 star 1,377

Latin origin

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23 hours ago comment 13 star 1,264

We’ve all have gone backwards at some point and when you realized what you’ve been spared from , there’s some shouting near by 🙌🏾 #thankgod
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6 days ago comment 14 star 853

An extended haiku.
art by @maria_uve_

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