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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- Summer '09
- Interpersonal relationship, Internet access, Lack sexual chemistry, intimate sexual contact, ‘Autobiographical memory bump, denial/unavailable