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 CBGB77
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Posted By: pfif on 1/2/2019 826 PM
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Message: Basically, nobody watches the helm and the Enterprise crashes into the planet.

Same virus that killed the other crew.

I suggest Helen Fisher, Ph.D. _The Anatomy of Love_ for this. (She has TED talks, too)

/Kirk out.


Thanks Captain! I found interview with Dr Fisher enlightening

https://www.elsevier.com/connect/anthropologist-and-love-expert-helen-fisher-on-the-mysteries-of-love

"You say that romantic love is stronger than our sex drive. It seems hard to believe.

Romantic love affects us on a more personal level. If you are sexually attracted to a person you met at a party and are rejected, you don't tend to slip into a clinical depression or kill yourself. But if you are rejected by your boyfriend, girlfriend or spouse, it has a huge impact. As we have seen through brain scannings, one of the brain regions involved in romantic love lies right next to brain regions that help to orchestrate thirst and hunger. Romantic love is a drive, a survival mechanism; it evolved to enable our forebears to focus their mating effort on a particular individual and begin the mating process. The sex drive activates nearby primitive regions, but it doesn't seem to contribute to as many worldwide crimes of passion. Romantic love is an important part of us."

By the way,I am still in the "Honeymoon Phase" with my girlfriend of 9 months,hope it lasts forever! That may be easier than it sounds as we are both 65.
 hemingway234
Joined: 6/6/2015
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Would relationships be better if the honeymoon hormones never went away?
Posted: 1/27/2019 9:23:29 AM

"You say that romantic love is stronger than our sex drive. It seems hard to believe.

Romantic love affects us on a more personal level. If you are sexually attracted to a person you met at a party and are rejected, you don't tend to slip into a clinical depression or kill yourself. But if you are rejected by your boyfriend, girlfriend or spouse, it has a huge impact. As we have seen through brain scannings, one of the brain regions involved in romantic love lies right next to brain regions that help to orchestrate thirst and hunger. Romantic love is a drive, a survival mechanism; it evolved to enable our forebears to focus their mating effort on a particular individual and begin the mating process. The sex drive activates nearby primitive regions, but it doesn't seem to contribute to as many worldwide crimes of passion. Romantic love is an important part of us."



- this is very true. Love is a huge hook.
 aremeself
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Would relationships be better if the honeymoon hormones never went away?
Posted: 2/19/2019 10:09:06 PM
Ok, some say there's lust, attraction, and attachment.
Each have their own specific chemicals.
Easy to Google....

Our bodies wouldn't operate without chemicals.

Relationships get more satisfying with time. (Different chemicals then the first ones).
But,
Not many seem to have the patience.
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