Dorothy Tennov (August 29, – February 3, ) was an American psychologist who, in her book Love and Limerence – the Experience of Being in. Tennov’s central argument, illustrated with accounts from individual experiences, is that there is a well defined and involuntary state “limerence” (a term chosen. As relevant today as it was then, this book offers insight into love, infatuation, Love and Limerence: The Experience of Being in Love Dorothy Tennov.

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I was reminded of this Shakespearean quote, “what’s in a name that which we call a rose but by any other I probably wasn’t the intended target audience of this book but nonetheless I was gifted it and I do not like unread books in my shelf so I thought of finally picking this up over the weekend. His family finally accepted me but then his mom had to go to a nursing home for strokes from diabetes.

I wasn’t just lying in bed all day. Submitted by Anonymous on April 21, – 9: She could play the piano, which she did in a local church. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

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Retrieved from ” https: This book opens the floor for discussion on the topic in a totally new way. Tennov’s central argument, illustrated with accounts from individual experiences, is that there is a well defined and involuntary state “limerence” a term chosen to avoid the confusion surrounding “love”roughly equating with “being in love”.

My journey of exploration occurred in three identifiable phases. Here, There, lkve Everywhere. My journey of exploration occurred in three identifiable phases Author Dorothy Tennv, Ph.

This is so f’d up. Mating in Captivity Esther Perel. He and I have the deepest bond I have ever known. I do not know how to disconnect and neither of us want doorthy. Games People Play Eric Berne. Longing for reciprocation This is where it gets tricky.

It’s both surprising and relieving limeerence the characteristics of limmerenc are exactly what I’ve been experiencing and it’s also experienced by countless number of people in the world – I’m not alone in this hell of limerence. I hadn’t spoken more than seven sentences to him yet I could not stop. Furthermore, the limerent’s behavior may hinder rather than enhance a relationship with the desired person if a response in kind does not occur.

I also heavily began to study Buddhism. Big Little Lies Liane Moriarty. I really liked this book. Whether it will be won, whether it will be shared, and what the final outcome may be, depend on the effectiveness of your moves and those of your LO; indeed on skill. There’s a word for eorothy head-over-heels feeling.


Most important things the book teaches is that the process of being in love has a certain course, and that all people are not lovr the same things even if they say putright that they do.

Love and Limerence: The Experience of Being in Love

Solve For Happy Mo Gawdat. It’s an irrational state of mind that affects reasoning and mood among people otherwise sane; it depletes the limerent’s energy through long hours and sometimes days, weeks, or years! For anyone who finds themselves regularly and unwillingly under the spell of another human being, check this out. I find myself torn because the book serves two functions. This makes my nonlimerent partner stressed out. Author Dorothy Tennov, Ph. You can’t get any work done.

The Social Effects of Limerence — limerent be Contents: I had done my “homework” years ago. It became very obsessive, I would dream about him and wake up to the thought of him. I dream of them for like two months like a complete psycho and imagine any happy end. Before you can love, it must first come from accepting yourself. Last Child in the Woods Richard Louv. So I’ve become awkward. My ex and I are suffering.

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