Statistics on best friends dating

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If that English researcher found that total strangers could be attracted by looking into each other’s eyes and telling personal secrets, surely two good friends who happen to be married or in a relationship can reignite the spark the same way.© Copyright 2014 Good Permission to publish granted by Deb Hirschhorn, Ph D, therapist in Far Rockaway, New York The preceding article was solely written by the author named above.

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She'd found this affable, gentle man appealing as a shoulder to cry on when her succession of thrilling but chaotic relationships dissolved.

It can be revived by taking time—regularly—for just the two of you to be romantic.

Dopamine, found in the brains of people who are addicted, is also involved. The level found in lovers is the same as that found in people experiencing obsessive compulsion.

No wonder partners both obsess about the loved one and idealize the person. I’m saying I’ve got the secret for having your cake and eating it, too.

If your friend looks out for you and cares for your soul, not just your body, then you know you will not be taken advantage of.

What’s more, there are ways to resurrect the excitement of falling in love for long-term couples who are true friends.

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