is the state of being completely carried away by unreasoned passion
; addictive love. Infatuation usually occurs at the beginning of a relationship. It is characterized by urgency, intensity, desire, and/or anxiety
, in which there is an extreme absorption in another. Limerence
is a longer
lasting form of infatuation that can have pathological consequences.
- Harville, H. PhD. (1992). Keeping the Love You Find. New York: Pocket Books.
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