“Are limerence and love the same thing?The Neuroscience of Love and Love AddictionIf countless poems and songs are to be believed, they are. If modern brain-imaging studies are to be believed, they most definitely are not. Of course, it’s not just poets and songwriters who confuse the two. Love addicts in particular are notorious for mistaking the first blush of romance with actual love. In fact, this is the crux of their disorder. They repeatedly chase the “high” they get when they meet someone new, discarding many perfectly good potential long-term partners along the way simply because the intensity of limerence has waned.”
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