Notes 4 - 4. Rare for friendship to return to being just...

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Notes 4 07/14/2011 Lovers From Friends Friends with benefits You get to sleep with a woman/man friend / have some sort of intimate physical relations without any sort of commitment Friend first, lovers second: how does this happen? 1. Always had attraction but were in denial/unavailable 2. Lack sexual chemistry, but getting along so well, then try a relationship Potential problems with friends with benefits: 1. Feelings of attachment /possession about someone you’ve slept with repeatedly. Hard for both people to stay equally neutral; one will want more 2. Lack of definitions and expectations. Are you couples or not? Are you public? Are you exclusive? 3. May cheapen intimate sexual contact
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Unformatted text preview: 4. Rare for friendship to return to being just friends after the romance part is over Platonic = free from physical desire Ex-Sex Why do lost love reunion happen? Our 1 st love is idealized. Purity of loving someone without having been hurt before 1 st love sets the foundation for they way we perceive romantic relationships. Future relationships will be compared against 1 st love Autobiographical memory bump = unique clarity of memories formed in teens and early 20s, age at which we form our sense of self Maturity of ourselves and former partners Internet access to information about lost lovers...
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