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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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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