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Old 01-06-2011, 11:51 PM
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Sorry, I am typing this from my BB so I have no sources for this other than what is in my head. I can source it later if needed.
PLEASE PLEASE do.
I was trying (hopelessly) to explain this to Maca last night.

I'd LOVE some linked sources to reference!
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Old 01-07-2011, 12:12 AM
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okay, let me play the Devil's Advocate here..

What would the world be like if NRE lasted forever?

I'm experiencing NRE for the first time in (way too many years..)... and it is scary heady stuff... wow... I can see how it is addictive..

but feeling this way... all the time... forever?... wow.. I'd get nothing done..
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I get what you mean Claire... I feel that way sometimes for days on end long after I thought NRE was over... I am learning how to direct that "passion" into other things. It makes me very creative and energized to do things... I don't waste a drop!
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PLEASE PLEASE do.
I was trying (hopelessly) to explain this to Maca last night.

I'd LOVE some linked sources to reference!
Hey LR, I looked up a few links but I didn't spend too much time on it (I work on computers all day and can't bear to be on it once I get home. LOL!) These might lead you to something more comprehensive:

http://www.youramazingbrain.org.uk/l...ciencelove.htm

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...1112095038.htm

And this one for fun :P
http://biosingularity.wordpress.com/...mone%E2%80%9D/

I'll look a little more later
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I'm wondering about the differences between NRE and the cyclical feelings of falling in love with one's current partner(s). NRE is definitely more hormonal in feel to me, and it does wear off. However, over the years, I've fallen in love with Beloved time and again (and yes there are the other times when she annoys the bejeezus out of me and vice versa). It's a deeper, richer feeling but otherwise not unlike NRE. I'm more charged, energetic, bouncy, and so on. There isn't the sense of the crazy though - I totally blew off a contract job when we first got together and I would never do that now.
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okay, let me play the Devil's Advocate here..

What would the world be like if NRE lasted forever?

I'm experiencing NRE for the first time in (way too many years..)... and it is scary heady stuff... wow... I can see how it is addictive..

but feeling this way... all the time... forever?... wow.. I'd get nothing done..
Yup. Me neither. It's like functioning with blinders on.
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Old 01-07-2011, 07:02 AM
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I experienced your "puppy love", or as I would call it NRE properly in my late 40s. I had experienced it before but never really understood it or appreciated it.

This time I had my eyes wide open and was conscious though the whole process. I lived it to the hilt and apart from the polyamory aspect (I'm mono) was able to fully suck the nectar out of it .
I nurtured it and it has morphed into something just as wonderful but less frenetic.

Nothing amazing can last forever otherwise it wouldn't be amazing but if we appreciate every second of it that we can and nurture it then it can grow into something that is equally wonderful in a different way.
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Old 01-07-2011, 09:49 AM
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Hey LR, I looked up a few links but I didn't spend too much time on it (I work on computers all day and can't bear to be on it once I get home. LOL!) These might lead you to something more comprehensive:

http://www.youramazingbrain.org.uk/l...ciencelove.htm

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...1112095038.htm

And this one for fun :P
http://biosingularity.wordpress.com/...mone%E2%80%9D/

I'll look a little more later

Here's one from my bookmarks... http://www.reuniting.info/science/sex_in_the_brain
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Thank you for the links.

It was a topic of discussion this week in our house and I posted a very short post on it in my blog.
It relates to the last two days posts as well.

Anyway-if you are interested, the link is in my signature.
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I just read through this link. It's kick ass. I copied it to a number of other people!
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