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  • Latin origin
  • Latin origin
  • 1,441 5 21 April, 2019
  • 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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#limerence #lovesick #love #relationship #obsession #inlove #lovelostwords #writersofinstagram #amwriting #logophile #writersofig #writersblock #wordstoliveby #writer #writingprompt #author #dictionary #wordaday #wanderlust #learning #creativewriting #wordoftheday #writingcommunity #spilledink
  • 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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    #limerence #lovesick #love #relationship #obsession #inlove #lovelostwords #writersofinstagram #amwriting #logophile #writersofig #writersblock #wordstoliveby #writer #writingprompt #author #dictionary #wordaday #wanderlust #learning #creativewriting #wordoftheday #writingcommunity #spilledink
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  • Let your light shine!
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    Let them stare you. Let them make plans to make you fall. Let them judge you. Let them underestimate you. Let them misunderstand you. Let them gossip about you. Let them say bad about you. Let them tease you. Let them join your name with some else. Let them try to drag you down. Let them show where they stand!!
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