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Dr. Gary Lewandowski

10 Underappreciated Sources of Relationship Strength. Dr. Gary Lewandowski

Key pillars of relationship strength that you shouldn’t take for granted. KEY POINTS Research explains why people are likely to focus on what’s wrong in their relationships, even minor issues while ignoring what’s going well. Research suggests that partners may even manufacture problems when none exist. Most healthy relationships rely on sources of strength liked […]

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How to Extend the Newness of a Romantic Relationship By John R. “Jack” Schafer, Ph.D

How to Extend the Newness of a Romantic Relationship By John R. “Jack” Schafer, Ph.D

Limerence is the secret ingredient of romance.   KEY POINTS People experiencing limerence release norepinephrine, dopamine, phenylethylamine, estrogen, and testosterone, creating romantic euphoria. Limerence can last up to three years if nurtured; however, limerence usually only lasts about six months. The shelf-life of limerence can be extended, keeping romantic relationships new and exciting. Source: Wendy

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