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You're just ok. Don't like me anymore? NOW I love you

I've got a bad romantic ailment. I have a hard time bridging the gap between reality and fantasy, and I have a big romantic ego. I have a tendency to build infatuation mansions, when reality perhaps only calls for a modest log cabin. Excuse the length of the navel gazing essay below. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 9, 2016 - 7 answers

How do I stop being infatuated?

I'm a 40-ish married man. How do I stop being infatuated with a younger woman that I know very well? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 29, 2015 - 43 answers

Please advise about this guy I am stuck on

Hello I am a lady in her late 30s and until 3 weeks ago, in a long-term relationship (12 years). We were not married and had no kids, and lived together for a decade. My ex and I shared a deep understanding, laughs and interests, and I thought this was enough until I met a younger guy a few months ago, for whom I immediately felt a crazy infatuation. [more inside]
posted by muppets on Sep 22, 2015 - 17 answers

How do normal people deal with the loss of infatuation in a partner?

Due to dysfunctional upbringing, I am overly sensitive to any signs that might indicate rejection. I know this, but I don't know how to deal with it. Now my partner seems to be losing interest and I don't know if this is part of the normal development of the relationship or a sign to bail before I get hurt. [more inside]
posted by Ender's Friend on Jun 21, 2015 - 8 answers

How to keep the one your with

I'm curious to know your stories, or what it is that keeps you happy in the relationship you are in? Also is it possible to grow in love with a person when you are in a happy relationship? Before I confused love with infatuation and I don't want to go through that again! [more inside]
posted by red47Apple on Jun 20, 2015 - 11 answers

How to control limerence

Just started seeing a man who I'm a bit gaga about. Trouble is, we both have really important stuff coming up in the next few months and I need to find my concentration again. How do I cope with the desire to see him ALL THE TIME and to remember my other priorities in life? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 18, 2014 - 9 answers

Help me close the door on this infatuation..

I act like an idiot around this person. I need to stop and salvage my dignity. [more inside]
posted by MeaninglessMisfortune on Dec 4, 2013 - 14 answers

How to deal with intense feelings after a very short fling?

How to deal with intense feelings after a very short fling? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 24, 2013 - 14 answers

Am I crazy to consider an old 'marriage pact'?

I've been in a relationship for 3 years, waiting on a proposal. I don't know if it will materialize. Lately I've been fantasizing about an ex-boyfriend who I made a marriage pact with. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 3, 2013 - 48 answers

Puzzling relationship pattern

General relationship pattern question about the end of limerance as well as some specifics, with some concerns about monogamy/nonmonogamy. Somewhat long. [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Oct 3, 2012 - 16 answers

Limerence in new relationship.

In practice, how can I deal with limerence in the early stages of a relationship? [more inside]
posted by peterf12 on Apr 28, 2012 - 18 answers

How do I deal with limerence for a total stranger?

How do I deal with limerence for a total stranger? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 11, 2011 - 17 answers

How do you know if you need or needed sparks?

Help me figure out my own nature when it comes to passion in long term relationships. Yes, it's quite a bit late for me to be asking this. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 24, 2011 - 14 answers

I am completely smitten with my professor. Please talk some sense into me.

How do I stop this crazy, ridiculous attraction I have towards a professor? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 9, 2011 - 24 answers

Songs like Melanie Safka's Brand New Key?

"I'm really enjoying Melanie Safka's Brand New Key right now for a particular mood I'm in. What other songs convey that angsty 'I really want to keep having hot sex with you, but you could care less' while being relatively upbeat?" asking for a friend. I never thought I'd say that, and I always thought it was baloney. [more inside]
posted by bilabial on Jul 29, 2011 - 16 answers

Unrequited infatuation without unhappiness and jealousy -- too good to be true?

Got infatuated with co-worker. She is getting married this Saturday. Strangely I don't feel jealous and I am genuinely happy for her. This is strange to me as it contradicts all my previous experiences. That is excellent but what is the catch? Is it possible that some kind of delayed catastrophe will happen? [more inside]
posted by przepla on Sep 14, 2010 - 13 answers

Engaged with wandering eyes

Engaged but infatuated with someone else. Does this actually mean anything? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 20, 2010 - 24 answers

Falling in love (infatuation) with a dream person.

I've had the experience occasionally of having a dream about someone and then waking up feeling a very strong longing and attraction for them. It can be a person I've encountered casually in real life, or someone who I knew only from the dream. If it's a real person, I may not have been aware I had any such feelings for them. The feeling can last for a few hours or go on for some days. How common is this phenomenon? Have any of you had a similar experience? Is there a name for it? Has it been studied?
posted by danascot on Jul 10, 2010 - 34 answers

How do I stop from giving my heart away too quickly?

How do I stop from giving my heart away too quickly? (relationshipfilter--long, natch.) [more inside]
posted by freem on Apr 15, 2010 - 10 answers

Help me get over the honeymoon phase.

I'm extremely infatuated with my boyfriend of 1 year, to the point where it's getting a little annoying. Advice? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 11, 2009 - 20 answers

How can I stop this ridiculous crush?

I met the most beautiful geeky girl I have ever seen or imagined. Help me get her out of my head, please. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 16, 2009 - 66 answers

I'm caught up in love, he's now holding back so how can I maintain my cool?

So I've been dating this really cool gentlemen for 2 months. We are taking things slow but I find myself getting caught up with him. This is a problem. It's a problem because now he's holding back a bit whereas he was stronger in pursuing me before. Can anyone share advice as to how I can keep my cool so he doesnt become disinterested? Also, how will I know when a man has become disinterested? I'm rambling, sorry but when i become infatuated or "in love" I can't think straight and I lose my sense of self. Save this poor girl from herself. Ha!
posted by InterestedInKnowing on Aug 27, 2009 - 16 answers

How do you deal with infatuation?

How do you deal with infatuation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 20, 2009 - 11 answers

Can love without infatuation still be "real love"?

I read this question about how to tell the difference between love and infatuation. Most of the answers seem to say that love and infatuation feel the same in the beginning but love is what lasts in the long run. My question is, is it possible to fall in love with someone with out really experiencing true infatuation with them? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 24, 2008 - 26 answers

Aaaalll these little rejections

How do I get out of the habit of becoming rapidly infatuated with women I am interested in? [more inside]
posted by The Eponymous Pseudonymous Rex on Sep 13, 2008 - 13 answers

How do you learn to never ever infatuate someone?

Drama penguin of the day: I am infatuating a work colleague of mine badly and I am looking for resources to understand the nature of my infatuation to get over it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 24, 2008 - 13 answers

Slow to boil in a microwave world

I don't infatuate easily, and am very slow-to-warm-up with regard to romantic interests. What's a gal like me to do in the world of speed dating? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 6, 2007 - 8 answers

Wanting what you can't have (or can you?)

Im infatuated with this girl who I knew I couldn't have from the start. She has a partner. She is more than 10 years younger than me. She lives in another country. But I wake up with thoughts of her every morning. I construct new theories about what she was really thinking. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 4, 2007 - 14 answers

My Hot Trainer is the Reason I'm Motivated to Workout

Where can I find plain language research results about emotional attachments to care workers? [more inside]
posted by chase on Nov 7, 2007 - 4 answers

Rose, thou art sick.

Help me get past a crushing infatuation... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 9, 2007 - 7 answers

Doesn't a maybe really mean no?

Why does someone still insist on saying maybe I'm in love w/you? [more inside]
posted by purplestarz on Dec 31, 2006 - 12 answers

Love or Infatuation?

How can one tell the difference between love and infatuation? [more inside]
posted by PuGZ on Aug 7, 2006 - 28 answers

"we could have loved! You know it!"

How easily do you become infatuated with people? [more inside]
posted by slipperywhenwet on Jul 5, 2005 - 25 answers

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