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  On Being Limerent
The limerent reaction (referring to the state of being "in love") begins, usually at a point discernible at the time and later recalled.
The obsessive, intrusive nature of limerence would be immediately recognisable to Martin: "I met her at a salsa class, the attraction was instant and we ended up exchanging telephone numbers, even though I knew she was married...
Selection standards for limerence are, according to my informants, not identical to those according to which mere sexual partners are evaluated, and sex is seldom the main focus for limerence.
flatrock.org.nz /topics/relationships/from_love_and_limerence.htm   (4502 words)

  
  Limerence
Limerence has been described as "having a crush," "infatuation," "passionate love," "puppy love", "romantic love," or "being in love." It is important to note that limerence is neither love nor sexual attraction, and love, sexual attraction, and limerence can all exist without each other or any or all of them can coexist together.
Limerent fear of rejection is usually confined to shyness in the presence of the limerent object, but it can also spread to situations involving other potential limerent objects, though generally it does not affect other spheres of life.
Limerence sometimes increases sexual interest in other partners when the limerent object is unreceptive or unavailable, such as married people finding sex with their spouses more pleasurable when they become limerent over someone else.
www.love.tiptophot.com /Limerence.html   (3016 words)

  
  Limerence - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The word "limerence" was coined by Dorothy Tennov while a professor of psychology at the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut around 1977, and first published in her 1979 book Love and Limerence: The Experience of Being in Love.
"Limerent" is the subjective noun (the limerent person) as well as the adjective form (so the "limerent object" is the person the limerent desires).
"Limerence" is distinguished from "love" in that love (in most of its meanings) involves concern for the loved one's welfare and feelings with little or no expectation of gain in return.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Limerence   (580 words)

  
 Limerence: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com
...Limerence Limerence Limerence is a state of mind sometimes referred to as being...of immaturity that limerence separates from the emotion.
Limerence is a state of mind sometimes referred to as "being in love" (as distinct from "loving" someone) and sometimes called "infatuation." However, the term "infatuation" carries connotations of immaturity that "limerence" separates from the emotion.
The word "limerence" was coined by Dorothy Tennov[?] while a professor of psychology at the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut around 1977, and first published in her book Love and Limerence.
www.encyclopedian.com /li/Limerence.html   (452 words)

  
 Book Report - Love and Limerence
Limerent behavior involves the desire to be with LO, to be where LO is likely to be, to be alone thinking about LO, or to talk about LO.
Limerence lasts about 2 years, and from this Tennov explains many things, for instance the increase in divorce – since people are selecting marriage partners by limerence, when the obsession fades, they are less tolerant; and that this time is enough to impregnate and have a child and protect it during it’s early months.
One of her limerent interviewees said he cut off the little finger of his left hand, and others reported doing various extreme acts to dull the pain.
home.earthlink.net /~cyndemoya/LoveLimerence.htm   (1220 words)

  
 Limbicnutrition Weblog: Limerance - the state of being "in love"   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Limerence is a state of mind characterized by intrusive thinking, longing, uncertainty, hope, misperception, fantasies, and passion.
Limerence has been described as "having a crush," "infatuation," "passionate love," "puppy love", "romantic love," or "being in love." It is important to note that limerence is neither love nor sexual attraction, and love, sexual attraction, and limerence can all exist without each other or any or all of them can coexist together.
Limerence begins as a barely perceptible feeling of increased interest in a particular person, known as the limerent object, but one which, if nurtured by appropriate conditions, can grow to enormous intensity.
www.limbicnutrition.com /blog/archives/029640.html   (283 words)

  
 Limerence - shiftegi or sheydayi (English to Persian translation glossary) General,Psychology,
Limerence is an involuntary cognitive and emotional state characterized foremost by intrusive thinking, longing for reciprocation, and sensitivity to external events that signify uncertainty on the one hand, and hope of reciprocation on the other.
Limerence is also distinct in its focus on a single individual and its predictable responsiveness to external events.
It is important to note that limerence is not love in the sense of concern for the other’s well-being, nor is it mere sexual attraction.
www.proz.com /kudoz/1592742   (465 words)

  
 Q and A LLPRQandA
Since limerence is involuntary and extremely tenacious, to advise a person to do what that person absolutely would love to do but cannot, is not helpful.
Limerence is what the human ethologist calls "open." It is not an instinct that plays out in an inevitable sequence of phases but is rather dependent for its course and intensity on external factors.
Being a nonlimerent object of limerence is not pleasant, although the willingness of the limerent person to cater to your demands, including monetary and sexual demands, puts that person at risk of exploitation, sometimes exploitation that is inadvertent on the part of LO.
www.tennov.com /bookr/QnA.html   (1793 words)

  
 Limerence Centre for Sexual and Relationship Therapy
We at Limerence Centre believe that the trust and confidence placed by the client in us is earned through our high regard for their difficulties and appreciation for their courage to confront issues of a highly personal nature.
Limerence Centre provides a judgment free environment for their clients who exercise their right to lifestyle choices, values, and consensual sexual expression.
The role of Limerence Centre's therapists is to empower the client with knowledge and skills, enabling them to improve and sustain rewarding sexual and intimate relationships.
www.limerencecentre.com   (0 words)

  
 Love in Four Acts: What is Romantic Love?
She noted that “love”; is an emotion that is acted on, while “limerence” is more of a transformed state that people go into (the difference in the proverbial “I love you, but I’m not in love with you”;).
Limerence is perhaps an evolutionary adaptation that creates an irrational emotional attachment to another individual for the likely duration of conception, birth and child care.
Limerence may be a wonderful way to begin a relationship, but that relationship will never get anywhere unless both individuals are willing and able to see each other for who they are.
www.nickyee.com /ponder/love.html   (2338 words)

  
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Limerence can be described as “being in love,” as opposed to loving a person.
This is potentially one of the most dangerous characteristics of limerence because it may lead us to overlook serious personality flaws or other signs that the relationship is not meant to be.
As limerence fades, it is easier for you to see the person’s faults that you may have previously ignored.
instruct1.cit.cornell.edu /Courses/psych470/To_Be_Edited/E_Love_or_Limerence.doc   (514 words)

  
 Love and Limerence: The Experience of Being in Love (Dorothy Tennov)
Love and Limerence (reprinted now after twenty years) moves a little in that direction, without becoming a scientific treatise (the evidence it presents is mostly anecdotal, with some figures from informal surveys).
Limerence has received generally negative press from psychologists and philosophers and Tennov briefly surveys some of the writing on the subject (though she doesn't attempt any kind of literary history, despite using quotes from literature).
Tennov finds surprisingly few differences between the sexes in limerence; she also suggests that polarity may be more clear-cut with limerence than with sexual attraction.
www.dannyreviews.com /h/Love_Limerence.html   (410 words)

  
 Love and Limerence: The Experience of Being in Love (Dorothy Tennov)
Love and Limerence (reprinted now after twenty years) moves a little in that direction, without becoming a scientific treatise (the evidence it presents is mostly anecdotal, with some figures from informal surveys).
Limerence has received generally negative press from psychologists and philosophers and Tennov briefly surveys some of the writing on the subject (though she doesn't attempt any kind of literary history, despite using quotes from literature).
Tennov finds surprisingly few differences between the sexes in limerence; she also suggests that polarity may be more clear-cut with limerence than with sexual attraction.
dannyreviews.com /h/Love_Limerence.html   (410 words)

  
 Limerence--A Scientist Looks at Love and Calls It Limerence
Limerence begins as a barely perceptible feeling of increased interest in a particular person (who is known as the limerent object) but, if nurtured by appropriate conditions, can grow to enormous intensity.
She also references numerous sources — from personal testimonies to professional articles — that tend to confirm her central theses of limerence — that limerence is an isolable entity at the core of human reproduction and virtually controls many aspects of human behavior.
The Limerence Retreat is a dialogue among six fictional characters from a variety of limerence-related backgrounds as they deal with evidence of the existence of limerence from raw data.
www.gramps.org /limerence   (4179 words)

  
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Neither of these is to be confused with limerence, a word that did not exist until the ’70s, when a psychologist, Dorothy Tennov, saw fit to coin it.
Limerence does not become love as much as it can leave you and the limerent object ideally positioned to find love together.
Limerence causes a certain type of temporary insanity but you still know what you feel.
www.sfbg.com /printable_entry.php?entry_id=1826   (565 words)

  
 Let's Fall in Limerence -- Monday, Jan. 21, 1980 -- Page 1 -- TIME
In the first wave of passion, the limerent thinks of the LO about 30% of the time, but in the second wave, which hits some months later, it can rise to 100%.
The poor limerent is so hooked that nothing matters except the beloved, and feelings swoop between ecstasy and pain.
Limerence can strike at almost any age, and men seem to be just as susceptible as women.
www.time.com /time/magazine/article/0,9171,952554,00.html   (689 words)

  
 Limerence addicts need not apply. | Pineapple Girl   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Limerence is good for the skin and the waistline and the self-esteem (look at you, tripping along like you are channeling Marlo Thomas in That Girl), and oh!
The sex is rejuvenating -- and not in that hackneyed way that "rejuvenating" has been repurposed by the skin care companies but in the literal Latin-for-makes-you-physically-feel-17-again way (ooh, but watch out for that UTI, even though you wouldn't trade a minute of the weekend that got you there, and your cheeks burn just remembering it).
Limerence is bringing your lover plums for breakfast.
www.pineapple-girl.com /entry/040203.htm   (840 words)

  
 Limerence, The Nature of the Romantic Landscape | College of Fine Arts
Limerance a definition: A powerful and constantly distracting obsessive infatuation.
Using the concept of limerence as my emotion, theme and minimal abstracted Landscape compositions I painted a body of work in the studio that is formal in approach and yet intuitive.
I have explored the notion of intimacy and emotional response relating to myself the artist and the audience involved.
www.cofa.unsw.edu.au /galleries/cofaspace/exhibitions/limerencethenatureofromanticlandscape/index.html   (195 words)

  
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Limerence, as posited by psychologist Dorothy Tennov, is an involuntary cognitive and emotional state in which a person feels an intense...
it is not the limerance phase of a relationship.
Limerance is the psychological state of deep infatuation.
www.thebizplace.com /?q=Limerance   (213 words)

  
 Dft 4WF Yee rev
DT: "Limerence" was stands for a distinct state reported by multiple self-observers interviewed regarding their experiences and opinions concerning romantic love.
DT: My (wild) guess is that limerence may be found to be implicated as a causal factor in as many as 80% of divorces, suicides by healthy people, and "passion" homicides.
While unrequited or insufficiently requited limerence may die only with the end of life itself, mutual limerence tends to diminish to nonexistence three or four years into marriage, if not sooner.
www.tennov.com /bookr/yee.html   (1224 words)

  
 AUE: FAQ excerpt: "limerence"/"limerent"   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The meaning of "limerence" falls somewhere between "infatuation" and "romantic love".
For further information on limerence see her book Love and Limerence (Stein and Day, 1979); or you may e-mail her directly at [...].
'I would name it “Limerence: A distinct state for which a new term was required.” That’s a bit long, but more accurate.' The new e-mail address is here.
www.alt-usage-english.org /excerpts/fxlimere.html   (192 words)

  
 How Do You Know When It's Time to Commit? -- ThirdAge
This poetic little word, coined by Dorothy Tennov, Ph.D., in Love and Limerence: The Experience of Being in Love (Scarborough House), comes with a heavyweight set of scientific observations about the phenomenon it describes.
Odd as it may seem, Tennov also observes that limerence feeds on uncertainty; once the desired becomes achievable, limerence fades.
The only path to true intimacy, Dana says, is to turn limerence into attachment.
www.thirdage.com /romance/dating/intimate/chemistry.html   (159 words)

  
 Archives: Story
Limerence is a computer term for infatuation, the author says.
Copies of 'Limerence' are available from Riley White in downtown Russellville.
For Russellville native Misty Lyons, poetry is more than just a form of writing, it is a way to work through and deal with difficult situations in life.
www.newsdemocratleader.com /articles/2006/12/15/news/features/features06.txt   (784 words)

  
 Introduction to Symbolic Interaction
The argument is that though limerence may lead to love it is not the same thing.
So when we experience limerence we should recognize it for what it is and realize that we can decide to act on it or not.
But certainly it doesn't mean that we have suddenly discovered that we really aren't in love with our current partner and need to leave them unless we want decide to.
www.orednet.org /~jflory/205/fam_luv.htm   (3112 words)

  
 Real Time, Real World Sex Ed: Limerence
I was just reading on wikipedia about limerence, that is, being in unreciprocated (but not necessarily unrequited) love.
The worrying thing is that the article referred to limerence as a form of 'mental illness'.
The thing to remember about wiki is that it's by no means an authority: it's not a peer reviewed journal, nor is it an expert on anything.
www.scarleteen.com /forum/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=3;t=007482   (229 words)

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