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“Adult romantic love is an attachment bond, just like the one between mother and child.” Sue Johnson
Society has told us that in order to be independent, healthy adults, we need to separate ourselves from our parents, and learn to not depend on them for nurturing and comfort. However, the need to depend on one person, to know that when we call, that person will […]

The Science of Love -1

“The eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love.” Margaret Atwood
 You know that feeling; that feeling of longing. It’s the ache that something vital is missing from your life. You want more; more meaning, more connection, more energy – more something. Longing is that feeling that course through your body just before […]

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A ciência do amor – 1

Sabe aquela sensação; aquele sentimento de saudade? É a dor que algo vital está faltando em sua vida. Você quer mais; mais significado, mais respeito, mais energia – mais alguma coisa. Saudade é aquela sensação de que algo no seu corpo está errado antes de você decidir que você está inquieto, só ou infeliz. Saudade não é um estado de espírito, é físico. Todo […]

It is difficult to talk to my partner. How do I get my partner to open up?

Every couple has a dance, a cycle. There are moments that the couple is fully in sync with each other, but there are moments of missteps. In the dance of tango there is no script, is the connection with the partner that determines the next step. If we are not in sync, we will step on each other toes.

Every couple has those moments, but […]

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The Laws of Love – 1

“The primary and main human instinct is neither sex nor aggression. It is to seek contact and comforting connection from another being.”  Sue Johnson

English psychiatrist, John Bowlby, was the first to give us an understanding of love. Bowlby suggested that all of us are designed to love a few others to keep us feeling safe and protected from birth until the time we die. […]

O que a ciência diz sobre o amor – 1

O instinto humano básico e principal não é sexo nem agressão. É a buscar contato e conexão reconfortante de outro ser.


O psiquiatra Inglês, John Bowlby, foi o primeiro a oferecer-nos essa visão do que hoje chamamos de apego. Bowlby propôs que somos projetados para amar algum outro ser que vai nos segurar e proteger desde o berço até o túmulo. Embora o sexo possa nos […]

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