I'd like to ask participants here this.:
Are you anxious about the loss of your loved one/s?
Let's answer on a numerical scale.
No, not at all - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 - Intenesely, yes!
Since the answer may be variable over time, think of averaging your numbers in over the last ten days to two weeks.
I think I'm at about 1.5 - 2.
And I'm newly in love with a new person, and with her, too, I'm in the same number range. (This is exotically new for me! I'd have been at a 6 or more when I was younger.)
Most of the stuff I've read on "romantic love" have anxiety -- often obsessive anxiety -- over loss/rejection as a principle characteristic of "love", especially new love. By their standards, I'm not in love at all, apparently, 'cause I'm not scared.
Last edited by River; 08-10-2011 at 02:59 PM.