first proposed by U.S. psychologist Dorothy Tennov, limerence is a state of intense sexual desire and a heightened level of concern and interest for the counter-party in a relationship.

LIMERENCE: "When in a relationship, limerence typically occurs during empirical turning points in the timeline of a relationship, such as marriage."
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