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Limerence test, symptoms, cure & real people stories

The term “limerence” was coined by professor and psychologist Dorothy Tennov in 1979.

Limerence is the emotional craving that a certain person will love you as much as you love them.

In most cases, limerence strikes a person before a relationship begins. One or two meetings can often be enough to trigger limerence.

The person who suffers from limerence experiences obsessive fantasies and thoughts involving them and their romantic interest. No matter how much they try, they simply cannot stop their obsession with the romantic interest from occupying their minds.

Limerent sufferers also experience a distorted sense of reality. They often believe the romantic interest can be either a saint, a person without flaws, “a good person deep down, just deeply misunderstood”, their soulmate etc.

Because of this distorted sense of reality, Limerent sufferers often mistakenly believe the actions and behaviors of their romantic interest show interest towards them. In reality, the romantic interest was simply polite, without any romantic intentions.

Another major symptom of limerence are the brutal emotional mood swings. Signs of interest can send limerent sufferers in a state of drug-like euphoria, while rejections or indifference can induce depressive symptoms and bring the sufferer to despair.

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10 real stories about black girls dating white guys

So you find yourself dating a white man or a black woman for the first time, and are wondering what to expect. At least in the United States, statistics show that interracial relationships are still a small (but growing) minority. In other words, you’re special! As a rule it seems, most people prefer to date someone of the same skin color as theirs.

In the past, interracial relationships were (even legally) frowned upon, but attitudes have changed considerably for the better in the past few decades. Even glass-half-empty people will be pleasantly surprised to discover just how easily accepted their new relationship will be. This really is 2020 and not 1950.

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8 Profound Meanings to “I Know That I Know Nothing”

A good friend of Socrates, once asked the Oracle at Delphi “is anyone wiser than Socrates?”

The Oracle answered “No one.”

This greatly puzzled Socrates, since he claimed to possess no secret information or wise insight. As far as Socrates was concerned, he was the most ignorant man in the land.

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I hate my life: 17 inspiring philosophies to turn it around

A lot of things have to go wrong to bring one to the point of saying “I hate my life”. Some of the circumstances are forced upon you. Other times it’s one’s own decisions that take you to rock bottom. Most often it’s a combination of both.

The opening line to Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina is “all happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way”. The phrase is relevant because a slightly different wording can be applied to individuals as well:

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Flow theory, creative flow states & how to get in the zone

Have you ever lost yourself completely in an enjoyable activity, to the point where you lost track of time? It can feel almost like meditation, and all of your ideas and actions come together naturally and without effort.

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Ultimate Guide to Going Out Alone to Bars, Concerts & Movies

Going out alone can be strange. Especially if it’s not something you’ve done before. You’ll  feel uncomfortable by yourself in a crowd, but that’s normal. And don’t worry, the awkwardness will fade quicker than you think.

On the bright side, this is the perfect way to get out of your comfort zone and have adventures you wouldn’t have had otherwise.

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The Only List of Best Philosophy Books You Will Ever Need

How to read philosophy books: 4 things to know

1) Philosophy is the root of almost all sciences

In the early days of history, almost all human knowledge could fit into a single academic discipline, and that was philosophy.

As we accumulated more and more knowledge, thinkers started to specialize in particular areas, since they couldn’t accumulate all existing knowledge.

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Unconditional Love Isn’t Possible & You Wouldn’t Want It

What is unconditional love

In its true, semantic meaning unconditional love equals affection without any sort of limitation. Love simply flows towards someone (or even an ideal) without any sort of restraint. One might even call it “true love”.

But this definition raises some tough possibilities that beg the question: “without any limits? Seriously?”.

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The best Carl Sagan books to read in 2020

Carl Sagan wrote a lot of books. For many people he was the gateway to science and encouraged a mindset of curiosity and eagerness to learn.

He had an almost unnatural ability to break down and explain even the most complex of topics into understandable nuggets of information. A cool example of this is his Flatland presentation, where Sagan explains a concept that is impossible to imagine – the 4th dimension – and somehow makes it understandable.

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The darkest, most disturbing books of all time (2020 update)

Well written “good” books create worlds and characters you don’t want to leave. Dark and disturbing books create worlds so disgusting and inhuman that all you can ever think about is how to escape them.

In what might be an ironic twist of fate, it’s the dark and disturbing books that teach one to be optimistic. No matter how bad your life is, at least you aren’t eaten from the inside out by hungry rats.

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