Infatuation

Infatuation

[in-fach-oo-ey-shuhn]
Infatuation is the state of being completely carried away by unreasoned passion or love; 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.

References

  • Harville, H. PhD. (1992). Keeping the Love You Find. New York: Pocket Books.
  • Glencoe/McGraw-Hill. (2000). Whitney, DeBruyne, Sizer-Webb, Health: Making Life Choices (pp. 494-496)
  • Encyclopedia (1999)

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