Tuesday, January 06, 2009

How do we make love stay?

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Originally uploaded by boliyou.

This story makes me think of the Dan Fogelberg song, Make Love Stay.

The Times Online reports that scientists at Stony Brook University (Long Island, NY) have discovered what makes love last.

"Scanning the brains of people who have been together for 20 years, the scientists found that about one in 10 couples still display elements of “limerence”, the psychologists’ term for the obsessive behaviour of new lovers. They enjoy “intensive companionship and sexual liveliness” but without the anxieties and tensions of early love. They are generous, calm and deeply attached."

It may be only 10 percent of the married population, but there's something to be learned from them. We can make love stay.

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