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[Quote No.53387] Need Area: Friends > Partners
"[Poem: about marriage break-up leaving a child without her father - from the wife's point of view by another]

'Reply to Lord Byron's 'Fare Thee Well''

OH stay thy dang'rous pen -- nor seek to move,
With the false pleadings of repentant love!
Wake not again the retrospective sigh,
Or the wild tear of trembling agony,
Taught by THY hand in bitterness to flow
From the FULL chalice of domestic woe!

Can HE, who spurn'd affection's sacred chains,
Who scorns all laws, and whom no fear restrains;
Who, coldly vicious, whilst the nuptial flow'r
Shed its chaste beauties o'er the bridal hour,
Left its rich graces, blighted and forlorn,
Like Spring's young rose-bud drooping o'er its thorn;
Can HE now plead affection's slighted vow,
And bid -- in mock'ry bid -- the tear-drop flow
At the soft impulse of a Father's name?

That Father who forsook a Father's claim;
Before his Daughter's tongue had learn'd to form,
With infant innocence, resistless charm,
The lisp'd-out pray'r, that e'en to him had brought
Perchance the blessing of one better thought,
Recall'd the wanderer, all his faults forgiv'n,
And led him back to peace -- to hope -- and heav'n.

Oh! should she learn, in reason's opening hour,
The dang'rous graces, the misleading pow'r,
Of those perverted gifts, in mercy lent,
Man's noblest boast, or direst punishment;
Then ask with DOUBTING, but with ANXIOUS eye,
Whilst her young bosom heaves the unconscious sigh,
If such there be, whose talents misemploy'd
Have made the early paradise a void;
If such there CAN be, who, like Thee possest
Of every power to bless, and to be blest,
Threw from his hand the pearl of matchless price,
The sterling ore, and sought the dross of vice;
Ask what the Mother's beating breast must prove,
'Midst all the throbbings of maternal love;
When, with averted cheek and downcast eye,
With fault'ring voice, she shuns the just reply,
Lest infant innocence should trembling frame
The unconscious wish to learn to hate thy name.

Ah hapless Mother! rich in every charm,
To win the proudest, or the coldest warm;
And richer still in every mental store,
Of cultur'd science, and of ancient lore;
Though, with unsparing hand, the virtues wove
Their graceful flowers amidst the wreaths of love;
Scarce had they open'd to the morning ray,
In the short influence of a summer-day,
When he, who WELL, with BOASTING pride, might own
THIS wreath the fairest that his fame has won,
Threw from his breast, the blushing child of May,
'And cast it, like a loathsome weed, away.'

Talk not of sever'd love -- of ties disjoin'd --
What ties can fetter, or what laws can bind
The slave of vice -- of passions uncontroul'd? --
Proud in his errors -- in his wand'rings bold, --
Bound by no duty -- to no feelings just --
Nor man his friend -- nor Providence his trust;
Yet blest with gifts, which, in their proper use,
The imperishable laurel would produce --
With talents , that in virtue's better way
Had shed around him glory's brightest ray;
With wit, that might have lent a charm to sense,
Beyond the Muse's dangerous eloquence;
Warm with the sophist's fire -- the sceptic's art,
To charm the fancy -- but corrupt the heart.

Perhaps, when retrospection's painful hour
Marks thy lone wand'rings on some distant shore,
When even pleasure's voice shall cease to charm;
Reflection, pointing to one angel form,
In blest communion with her kindred skies,
Whilst soft for thee, her whisper'd prayers arise,
Shall tell thee WHERE, with supplicating love,
She breathes thy pardon here, and asks it from ABOVE.

" - Mary Cockle

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[Quote No.53393] Need Area: Friends > Partners
"[Poem: about the blessings of friendship versus love - although combining them is best of all]

'Friendship and Love'

A DIALOGUE: Addressed to a young Lady.

Friendship:
In vain thy lawless Fires contend with mine,
Tho' Crouds unnumber'd fall before thy Shrine;
Let Youths, who ne'er aspir'd to noble Fame,
And the soft Virgin, kindle at thy Flame,
Thee, Son of Indolence and Vice, I scorn,
By Reason nourish'd, and of Virtue born.

Love:
Vain is that boasted Reason 'gainst my Dart,
I pierce the Sage's, as the vulgar Heart,
All Ages, Sexes, the soft Torment share,
The hoary Patriot, and the blooming Fair.
To narrow Limits is thy Sway confin'd,
To some few Breasts, I triumph o'er Mankind.

Friendship:
From grov'ling Sources, ever springs thy Pow'r,
Still varying Fancy, and frail Beauty's Flow'r:
Then with its Cause the short liv'd Ardour flies,
A flash of Passion that but gleams and dies.
Mine upon Virtue rais'd, still lives the same,
In gen'rous Hearts a constant equal Flame.

Love:
Love is not always that degen'rate thing,
I too from Virtue, as from Beauty spring.
Thou to the same dull Circle ever true,
Know'st but one Form all Tempers to subdue
Wide is my Empire, manyfold my Arts,
And various are the Plumes that wing my Darts.
Here a Fair face allures desiring Eyes,
There Modesty and Sense enslave the Wise.

Thus whilst each Pow'r with equal Warmth contends,
The Clouds divide, an heavenly Form descends,
Wings o'er his Shoulders mantling wav'd, behind
His snowy Garments floated in the wind;
A Wreath of mingled Flow'rs adorned his Head,
Immortal Flow'rs by Mold Ætherial fed,
Graceful he mov'd in Youth and Beauty's pride,
His Cheeks Aurora's op'ning Blushes dy'd,
A flaming Torch he bore, approaching now,
Fair Hymen Guardian of the nuptial Vow,
They knew and paus'd, He first the Silence broke,
Celestial Musick warbled as he spoke.

Cease, rival Pow'rs, with Rage unjust to glow,
Ye both to Men the noblest Gifts bestow.
Howe'er by Folly or by Vice abus'd,
Blessings are turn'd to Curses when misus'd.

Mine be the Praise the Gifts of both to blend.
And to the virtuous Lover join the Friend.
Thus shall Life glide away in mutual Joys,
Sweets that ne'er tire, and Rapture that ne'er cloys.

So blest an Union, Anna mayst thou prove,
A constant Friendship, in a tender Love.

" - Mark Akenside
(1721-1770), English poet and physician.
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[Quote No.53431] Need Area: Friends > Partners
"[Poem: about true love]

'To My Dear and Loving Husband'

If ever two were one then surely we.
If ever man were loved by wife, then thee;
If ever wife were happy in a man,
Compare with me, ye women, if you can.
I prize thy love more than whole mines of gold
Or all the riches that the East doth hold.
My love is such that rivers cannot quench,
Nor aught but love from thee give recompense.
Thy love is such I can no way repay,
The heavens reward thee manifold, I pray.
Then while we live, in love let's so persevere
That when we live no more, we may live ever.

" - Anne Bradstreet
(1612 – 1672), born Anne Dudley, she was the most prominent of early English poets of North America and the first female writer in the British North American colonies to be published. She was also a prominent Puritan figure in American Literature.
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[Quote No.53446] Need Area: Friends > Partners
"[Poem: about enduring, true love]

'I Want You'

I want you when the shades of eve are falling
And purple shadows drift across the land;
When sleepy birds to loving mates are calling --
I want the soothing softness of your hand.

I want you when the stars shine up above me,
And Heaven's flooded with the bright moonlight;
I want you with your arms and lips to love me
Throughout the wonder watches of the night.

I want you when in dreams I still remember
The ling'ring of your kisses -- for old time's sake --
With all your gentle ways, so sweetly tender.
I want you in the morning when I wake.

I want you when the day is at its noontime,
Sun-steeped and quiet, or drenched with sheets of rain;
I want you when the roses bloom in June-time;
I want you when the violets come again.

I want you when my soul is thrilled with passion;
I want you when I'm weary and depressed;
I want you when in lazy, slumberous fashion
My senses need the haven of your breast.

I want you when through field and wood I'm roaming;
I want you when I'm standing on the shore;
I want you when the summer birds are homing --
And when they've flown -- I want you more and more.

I want you, dear, through every changing season;
I want you with a tear or with a smile;
I want you more than any rhyme or reason --
I want you, want you, want you, -- all the while.

" - Arthur L. Gillom

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"[Poem: about how the depth of love between partners fluctuates like the tide or the seasons]

'Tides'

O patient shore, thou canst not go to meet
Thy love, the restless sea, how comfortest
Thou all thy loneliness? Art thou at rest,
When, loosing his strong arms from round thy feet,
He turns away? Know'st thou, however sweet
That other shore may be, that to thy breast
He must return? And when in sterner test
He folds thee to a heart which does not beat,
Wraps thee in ice, and gives no smile, no kiss,
To break long wintry days, still dost thou miss
Naught from thy trust? Still wait, unfaltering,
The higher, warmer waves which leap in spring?
O sweet, wise shore, to be so satisfied!
O heart, learn from the shore! Love has a tide!

" - Helen Hunt Jackson
(1830 – 1885), American poet and writer who became an activist for improved treatment of Native Americans by the U.S. government.
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[Quote No.53471] Need Area: Friends > Partners
"[Poem:- about the pleasures of a beautiful home life]

'The Blue Bowl'

All day I did the little things,
The little things that do not show;
I brought the kindling for the fire
I set the candles in a row,
I filled a bowl with marigolds,
The shallow bowl you love the best -
And made the house a pleasant place
Where weariness might take its rest.
The hours sped on, my eager feet
Could not keep pace with my desire.
So much to do, so little time!
I could not let my body tire;
Yet, when the coming of the night
Blotted the garden from my sight,
And on the narrow, graveled walks
Between the guarding flower stalks
I heard your step: I was not through
With services I meant for you.

You came into the quiet room
That glowed enchanted with the bloom
Of yellow flame. I saw your face,
Illumined by the firelit space,
Slowly grow still and comforted -
'It's good to be at home,' you said.

" - Blanche Bane Kuder

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"[Poem: about true love, death and mourning, where this person is grateful that they didn't die first because then they spare their partner the loneliness and pain of mourning for them.]

'Not Thou but I'

It must have been for one of us, my own,
To drink this cup and eat this bitter bread.
Had not my tears upon thy face been shed,
Thy tears had dropped on mine; if I alone
Did not walk now, thy spirit would have known
My loneliness; and did my feet not tread
This weary path and steep, thy feet had bled
For mine, and thy mouth had for mine made moan:

And so it comforts me, yea, not in vain,
To think of thine eternity of sleep;
To know thine eyes are tearless though mine weep:
And when this cup’s last bitterness I drain,
One thought shall still its primal sweetness keep, -
Thou hadst the peace and I the undying pain.

" - Philip Bourke Marston
(1850 – 1887), English poet.
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[Quote No.53477] Need Area: Friends > Partners
"[Poem:- about true love endures regardless of physical changes as age]

'Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms'

Believe me if all those
Endearing young charms
Which I gaze on so fondly today
Were to change by tomorrow
And fleet in my arms,
Like fairy gifts fading away
Though would'st still be adored
As this moment thou art
Let thy loveliness fade as it will
And around the dear ruin
Each wish of my heart
Would entwine itself
Verdantly still.

It is not while beauty
And youth are thine own
And thy cheeks
Unprofaned by a tear
That the ferver and faith
Of a soul can be known
To which time will but
Make thee more dear
No the heart that has truly loved
Never forgets
But as truly loves
On to the close
As the sunflower turns
On her god when he sets
The same look which
She'd turned when he rose.

" - Thomas Moore
(1779 – 1852) Irish poet, singer, songwriter, and entertainer
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[Quote No.53553] Need Area: Friends > Partners
"[Poem: about love, partnership and individual freedom]

'Wildness'

Love forged for me a golden chain
To bind my straying feet.
I dwelt in scented rose-leaf rain
And found the young years sweet.

But when I hear the wind sweep by
Or see the white clouds pass -
The spaces of the open sky -
Birds soaring o'er the grass -

There is a little place in me
That cries like any child,
To be as forest things are, free
Lonely, and strange, and wild!

" - Blanche Shoemaker Wagstaff
(1888 - 1959) American poet. Born in Manhattan, she spent much of her life in New York City. She began writing at age 7, and had sold her first poem, to 'Town and Country', by age 16. She served for a time as the associate editor of the 'International Magazine'. Her verse, which often dealt with sensual and classical themes, was anthologized in T.R. Smith's 1921 erotic verse collection 'Poetica Erotica'.
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[Quote No.53555] Need Area: Friends > Partners
"[Poem: about love]

'Earth Trembles Waiting'

I wait for his foot fall,
Eager, afraid,
Each evening hour
When the lights fade...

I wait for his voice
To speak low to me -
As a mariner lost
Dreams of harbor, at sea...

I wait for his lips
When the dusk falls
Life holds my longing
Behind dark walls.

I wait for his face -
As after rain
Earth trembles waiting
For the sun again...

" - Blanche Shoemaker Wagstaff
(1888 - 1959) American poet. Born in Manhattan, she spent much of her life in New York City. She began writing at age 7, and had sold her first poem, to 'Town and Country', by age 16. She served for a time as the associate editor of the 'International Magazine'. Her verse, which often dealt with sensual and classical themes, was anthologized in T.R. Smith's 1921 erotic verse collection 'Poetica Erotica'.
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[Quote No.53558] Need Area: Friends > Partners
"[Poem: about love]

'All Paths Lead To You'

All paths lead to you
Where e'er I stray,
you are the evening star
At the end of the day.

All paths lead to you
Hill-top or low,
you are the white birch
In the sun's glow.

All paths lead to you Where e'er I roam
You are the lark-song
Calling me home!

" - Blanche Shoemaker Wagstaff
(1888 - 1959) American poet. Born in Manhattan, she spent much of her life in New York City. She began writing at age 7, and had sold her first poem, to 'Town and Country', by age 16. She served for a time as the associate editor of the 'International Magazine'. Her verse, which often dealt with sensual and classical themes, was anthologized in T.R. Smith's 1921 erotic verse collection 'Poetica Erotica'.
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[Quote No.53687] Need Area: Friends > Partners
"To the whole world you might be just one person, but to one person you might just be the whole world." - Pablo Casals
(1876 - 1973)
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[Quote No.53690] Need Area: Friends > Partners
"Grumbling is the death of love." - Marlene Dietrich
(1901 - 1992)
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[Quote No.53724] Need Area: Friends > Partners
"If you want to know how your girl will treat you after marriage, just listen to her talking to her little brother [when she's in a good mood and when she isn't]." - Sam Levenson

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"What's the best way to get a good spouse? The best single way is to deserve a good spouse because a good spouse is by definition not nuts." - Charlie Munger
Lawyer, very successful value investor, philanthropist and vice chairman of Warren Buffett's company, Berkshire Hathaway
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[Quote No.53900] Need Area: Friends > Partners
"Keep the eyes wide open before marriage and half shut afterwards." - Benjamin Franklin

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[Quote No.53932] Need Area: Friends > Partners
"Any relationship is like a house with an upstairs: it's got two stories." - Dolly Parton

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"I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you... " - John Steinbeck

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[Quote No.54326] Need Area: Friends > Partners
"[A story - with a message about what is the right way to treat your spouse and all individuals - by respecting their unalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and property so long as they respect those same rights for others:] King Arthur And The Witch' - Young King Arthur was ambushed and imprisoned by the monarch of a neighboring kingdom. The monarch could have killed him but was moved by Arthur's youth and ideals. So, the monarch offered him his freedom, as long as he could answer a very difficult question. Arthur would have a year to figure out the answer and, if after a year, he still had no answer, he would be put to death. The question?....What do women really want? Such a question would perplex even the most knowledgeable man, and to young Arthur, it seemed an impossible query. But, since it was better than death, he accepted the monarch's proposition to have an answer by year's end. He returned to his kingdom and began to poll everyone: the princess, the priests, the wise men and even the court jester. He spoke with everyone, but no one could give him a satisfactory answer. Many people advised him to consult the old witch, for only she would have the answer. But the price would be high; as the witch was famous throughout the kingdom for the exorbitant prices she charged. The last day of the year arrived and Arthur had no choice but to talk to the witch She agreed to answer the question, but he would have to agree to her price first. The old witch wanted to marry Sir Lancelot, the most noble of the Knights of the Round Table and Arthur's closest friend! Young Arthur was horrified. She was hunchbacked and hideous, had only one tooth, smelled like sewage, made obscene noises, etc. He had never encountered such a repugnant creature in all his life. He refused to force his friend to marry her and endure such a terrible burden; but Lancelot, learning of the proposal, spoke with Arthur. He said nothing was too big of a sacrifice compared to Arthur's life and the preservation of the Round Table. Hence, a wedding was proclaimed and the witch answered Arthur's question thus: What a woman really wants, she answered....is to be in charge of her own life! Everyone in the kingdom instantly knew that the witch had uttered a great truth and that Arthur's life would be spared. And so it was, the neighboring monarch granted Arthur his freedom and Lancelot and the witch had a wonderful wedding. The honeymoon hour approached and Lancelot, steeling himself for a horrific experience, entered the bedroom. But, what a sight awaited him. The most beautiful woman he had ever seen lay before him on the bed. The astounded Lancelot asked what had happened The beauty replied that since he had been so kind to her when she appeared as a witch, she would henceforth, be her horrible deformed self only half the time and the beautiful maiden the other half. Which would he prefer? Beautiful during the day...or night? Lancelot pondered the predicament. During the day, a beautiful woman to show off to his friends, but at night, in the privacy of his castle, an old witch? Or, would he prefer having a hideous witch during the day, but by night, a beautiful woman for him to enjoy wondrous intimate moments? Noble Lancelot said that he would allow HER to make the choice herself. Upon hearing this, she announced that she would be beautiful all the time because he had respected her enough to let her be in charge of her own life." - Unknown

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[Quote No.54369] Need Area: Friends > Partners
"[A story - with a message about always think about dangers and risks as well as rewards when you are planning anything:] 'THINK TWICE BEFORE YOU ACT!' Once upon a time there lived two frogs in a marsh. They were very happy with their lot there. But as the hot summer approached the marsh began to dry up. In a few days, the marsh got totally dry. So, the frogs decided to leave that place and look for some other shelter for themselves. Eventually they found a deep well. They sat on its edge and peered inside. It had a lot of water in it. The younger of the two frogs got so overjoyed to see the water that it at once said, ‘This well looks like a perfect place for us to live. It will be cool and safe inside. Let's jump in?’ The other frog was old and wise and replied, ‘Not so soon, my friend. We left the marsh when it had dried up. So, first let us think how we shall get out of this well if it too becomes dry. The first frog was speechless, realizing how close they had come to making a mistake. He thanked the older, wiser frog for this lesson in thinking ahead and looking for dangers as well as pleasures." - Unknown

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[Quote No.54479] Need Area: Friends > Partners
"Bring Out The Best In Each Other: We are all very different when at our best than when we are at our worst. We can even seem like two different people. This isn't a rare case of 'multiple personality disorder.' Rather, it is simply that when we feel good we think clearly, while when we are stressed we may get angry. We all have met people who bring out the best in us. Around them, we feel better about ourselves. We think clearer. We act kinder and more elevated. Around other people, however, we might sometimes behave our worst. This will be true for you, and true for the person you are married to. Your task is to bring out the best in yourself and the best in your spouse. (And before you complain that this seems unfair, remember that your spouse has the same task!) A husband and wife who know how to bring out the best in each other will live blessed lives. They will cherish each other and create a wonderful environment in which to raise their children." - Rabbi Zelig Pliskin
From his book 'Marriage', Chapter One, pp.24-6.
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"Married happiness is based upon mutual respect, and you would no more permit your wife to be a kind of servant, than she would ask you to be her lackey." - Ilya Petrovich Tchaikovsky
Father of Russian music composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
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[Quote No.54702] Need Area: Friends > Partners
"In a word, the married state . . . is the completest image of [the best] heaven and [the worst] hell we are capable of receiving in this life. " - Richard Steele
English essayist. Quote from London's 'The Spectator' magazine in 1712.
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"Marriage is not just spiritual communion and passionate embraces; marriage is also three-meals-a-day and remembering to carry out the trash." - Dr. Joyce Brothers

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[Quote No.54704] Need Area: Friends > Partners
"Marriage is a feast where the grace is sometimes better than the dinner." - Charles Caleb Colton

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[Quote No.54705] Need Area: Friends > Partners
"Marriage is not a simple love affair, it's an ordeal, and the ordeal is the sacrifice of ego to a relationship in which two have become one." - Joseph Campbell

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[Quote No.54866] Need Area: Friends > Partners
"Not listening is probably the commonest unkindness of married life, and one that creates -- more devastatingly than an eternity of forgotten birthdays and misguided Christmas gifts -- an atmosphere of not loving and not caring [or not even being interested any more]." - Judith Viorst

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[Quote No.54867] Need Area: Friends > Partners
"The first duty of love is to listen!" - Paul Tillich

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[Quote No.55077] Need Area: Friends > Partners
"Marriage must constantly fight against a monster which devours everything: routine." - Honore de Balzac

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[Quote No.55403] Need Area: Friends > Partners
"Here's What Breaking Up Does to Your Brain:- When the love of your life dumps you, you’re going to go a little nuts. But it’s a very specific form of crazy: There are actually conflicting neural systems active inside your brain. It’s like you’re falling in love all over again, only in reverse. Here’s how neuroscience explains it. ----- Addicted to Love: It doesn’t matter whether you were with your ex-lover for six months, four years, or more - a breakup throws your brain back into the obsession of early love. Everything that reminds you of that person - a photograph, places you used to go together, random thoughts - triggers activity in ‘reward’ neurons inside the caudate nucleus and the ventral tegmental area of the brain. These are the same parts of the brain that light up when scientists put people in the throes of that grossly cute can’t-think-about-anything-else stage of new love into an fMRI machine and ask them to look at photos of their beloved. As it happens, they’re also parts of the brain that respond to cocaine and nicotine. Turning on the reward neurons releases repeated floods of the neurotransmitter dopamine. And the dopamine activates circuits inside the brain that create a craving for more. That craving gives you motivation, and encourages you to try out other behaviors that will help you get more of whatever it is you need. In the case of romance, the thing you need more of is your beloved. As a romantic relationship develops into a long term partnership, that obsession fades away, even though thoughts of your partner still tickle the brain’s reward systems. But after a breakup, all those old can’t-get-enough feelings come flooding back. The brain’s reward systems are still expecting their romantic ‘fix’, but they’re not getting the responses they expect. And like someone in the depths of a drug addiction, they turn up the volume in an effort to get you to respond. In this new context, the reward system is now the part of your brain that’s going to motivate you do something really dumb. Like drunk calling your ex, or initiating breakup sex. Lucy Brown, a neuroscientist at Einstein College of Medicine who has studied romantic responses in the brain, explains that the motivation is more extreme than for other forms of social rejection because romance ties into more primal parts of the brain. ‘Other kinds of social rejection are much more cognitive,’ she says. ‘[Romantic rejection] is a life changing thing, and involves systems that are at the same level as feeling hungry or thirsty.’ No wonder it hurts. ----- The Pain is Real: When your lover leaves you, chances are you’re going to feel it. Your chest gets tight, you feel sick to your stomach, or maybe there’s that sinking sensation that accompanies terrible news. Two studies that looked at brain activity inside people who were deep in the throes of a breakup found that the reward regions weren’t the only systems lit up inside their brains. They also saw activity in brain regions that control distress and the response to physical pain. Specifically, the parts of the brain that collect pain sensations from the outside world were quiet, but the systems they tie to-the systems that control how the body reacts to pain-were busy telling the body that something awful was happening. And since the brain controls the body, turning on those systems can trigger a cascade of effects: for example, releasing stress hormones which in turn affect the heart, the digestive system, even the immune system. In some extreme cases, the stress can make the heart weaken and bulge, creating a condition called takotsubo cardiomyopathy or ‘broken heart syndrome,’ which can sometimes lead to death. Fortunately, those sorts of extreme stress responses are rare. But the pain of a romantic rejection can still last a long time. There’s a lot of variation from one person to the next, but Brown says the painful feelings usually fade away over the course of about six months to two years. But the pain is a natural part of the process. Breakups hurt because they turn on a basic system that gets us to make and maintain meaningful connections with other people. ‘It’s a system to try to keep us together’, Brown explains. ‘When we have little separations, these feelings get us to work hard to get close to the person again. If two people are cooperating, it works.’ When they’re not, it’s as much of a hurt as a cut or a broken bone. ----- What Were They Thinking? And What Can You Do? So far, all the ‘breakup fMRI’ experiments have looked at brain activity in dump-ees. Like you, science still has no idea what’s going on in the brain of a dump-er. Logic suggests there must be some mechanism that can slowly erode and weaken connections in the brain’s attachment pathways. We do know that neural connections that aren’t used in sensory pathways can get pruned away, so perhaps this type of neural rewriting can also slowly change the way your lover feels about you until one day, those warm feelings of romantic attachment are gone. And then comes that ‘We have to talk’ visit. But when you’re heartbroken, there’s no reason that you can’t try things that encourage your brain to rewire itself. In fact, there’s evidence that immediately after a breakup your brain is working hard to get you to move on. Those same brain scans of the heartbroken that showed their brains were awash in pain and desire also had activity in regions of the frontal cortex that inhibit impulses and redirect behavior. In short, explains Brown, your brain is trying to regulate your mixed-up emotions, prevent you from doing at least some of the crazy things you feel compelled to try, and help you start putting your life back together. It will take time to get over it. But over time, the brain activity of romantic obsession will go away. Until then, Brown suggests trying a little memory rewriting of your own. ‘When the thought of that person comes up, instead of thinking how great [the relationship] was, think about how bad that person was for you instead!’ " - Diane Kelly
20th July, 2015. [http://throb.gizmodo.com/heres-what-breaking-up-does-to-your-brain-1717776450 ]
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[Quote No.55474] Need Area: Friends > Partners
"Did you ever hear my definition of marriage? It is, that it resembles a pair of shears, so joined that they cannot be separated; often moving in opposite directions, yet always punishing anyone who comes between them." - Sydney Smith
(1771 - 1845)
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[Quote No.55475] Need Area: Friends > Partners
"A good marriage is where both people feel like they're getting the better end of the deal. " - Anne Lamott

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[Quote No.55671] Need Area: Friends > Partners
"How to improve your relationship in 5 seconds: Share the best event of your day and have your partner share the best event of their day. " - Eric Barker
This was the conclusion from a study which examined day-to-day mood changes associated with disclosure of positive and stressful events as affect regulation within couples. In daily diaries, 48 couples cohabiting in the United States reported whether they told their partner about the most positive and stressful event of their day. Participants reported greater positive affect on days when they told their partner about the most positive event of their day. This effect was less pronounced among avoidant women. Participants also reported greater positive affect on days when their partner shared their most positive event. Sharing about stressors was not associated with greater negative affect. These findings underscore the importance of investigating affect regulation processes such as daily event disclosures from a dyadic perspective. Source: 'How was your day? Couples' affect when telling and hearing daily events' from 'Personal Relationships', Volume 15 Issue 2, Pages 205 – 228. [http://www.bakadesuyo.com/2010/06/how-to-improve-your-relationship-in-5-seconds/ ]
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[Quote No.55741] Need Area: Friends > Partners
"[Choose your partner carefully because...] You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. " - Jim Rohn

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[Quote No.56353] Need Area: Friends > Partners
"The main piece of advice on making any relationship work is this: pay attention to it and nurture it. That's the priority." - Nick Offerman
Actor, author and woodworker. [http://www.biography.com/news/nick-offerman-biography-interview ]
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[Quote No.56889] Need Area: Friends > Partners
"Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence; true friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation. [This is even more important for the greatest friendship, namely your love life partnership.]" - George Washington

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[Quote No.56926] Need Area: Friends > Partners
"It takes on average three years of living with someone before they fully reveal themselves!" - Lucy Brown
clinical professor at the Einstein College of Medicine in New York, who has co-authored several papers on the neurobiology of romantic love. Quoted in the article, '100 Women 2015: How does the brain cope with Tinder?' by Pippa Stephens, BBC News, 30 November 2015. [http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-34962498 ]
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[Quote No.57015] Need Area: Friends > Partners
"The heart of another is a dark forest, always, no matter how close it has been to one's own!" - Willa Cather

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[Quote No.57081] Need Area: Friends > Partners
"Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care! " - Theodore Roosevelt
(1858-1919), 26th President of the United States.
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[Quote No.57614] Need Area: Friends > Partners
"Intimacy is a difficult art." - Virginia Woolf

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[Quote No.57689] Need Area: Friends > Partners
"Somewhere in my early forties, I began to realize that falling in love was like stumbling into the most magnificent garden, a sanctuary filled with strange and beautiful specimens, dazzling colors, and sweet fragrances. If that garden is to remain a haven for years to come, though, it must be given the loving care a special place deserves. To tend it properly, weeds must be picked, invading pests controlled, and nutrients added. Falling in love is a bit of a mystery, and has all the characteristics of a happy accident. Staying in love is less mysterious, and brings to mind words like will, effort, skill, and commitment. Now, whenever I meet people who continue to be 'in love' after many years of marriage, I view them as Master Gardeners. They've worked diligently, for the most part, and they've continued to work at it even when occasionally tempted to slack off or even pack it in. But they've never given up, and their reward is a beautiful garden that is deeply satisfying to them and a model for others." - Dr. Mardy Grothe

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[Quote No.58271] Need Area: Friends > Partners
"It is far better to be alone than to wish you were." - Ann Landers

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[Quote No.58328] Need Area: Friends > Partners
"[Some people believe...] Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience." - Oscar Wilde
(1854-1900), dramatist and wit.
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[Quote No.58329] Need Area: Friends > Partners
"Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, and half shut afterwards." - Benjamin Franklin
(1705-1790) businessman, printer, inventor, ambassador and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He married Deborah Reed and they had two children together as well as raising William, Franklin's illegitimate son.
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[Quote No.58330] Need Area: Friends > Partners
"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages. ... When marrying, ask yourself this question: 'Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age?' Everything else in marriage is transitory." - Friedrich Nietzsche
(1844-1900), German philosopher.
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[Quote No.58517] Need Area: Friends > Partners
"Marriage is not a noun; it's a verb. It isn't something you get. It's something you do. It's the way you love your partner every day." - Barbara De Angelis

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[Quote No.58697] Need Area: Friends > Partners
"Research shows that couples who regularly celebrate the good times have higher levels of commitment, intimacy, trust, and relationship satisfaction... It's not enough that your partner knows that you take pride in his or her accomplishments. You have to show it. Making a fuss over the small, good things that happen every day can boost the health of your marriage." - Tara Parker-Pope
As quoted in her book, 'For Better: How the Surprising Science of Happy Couples Can Help Your Marriage Succeed'.
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"We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion." - Max De Pree

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"You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with!" - Jim Rohn

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"Don't value being right over being loving: Too many of us want to be right more than we want to be loving. We choose winning an argument over continually winning the heart of our loved one. When you have to be right, you are simultaneously making your partner wrong." - James LeGrand
Quote from his article, '10 Love Relationship Don'ts'. [http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/10_Love_Relationship_Donts.html ]
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