Posts Tagged ‘enduring love’

Undying Love Is Made of Happy

Thursday, January 8th, 2009


Everlasting love, by Bug-a-Lug (“,)

Suzanne Bernstein said she and her husband, Sidney, eat side-by-side when they go out, always walk hand-in-hand, and begin and end each day with “I love you.”

The couple from Weehawken, N.J., have been married 18 years and Suzanne said the relationship is as passionate as when they first met.

Now research exists to support her claim.

Stony Brook University researchers looked at the brains of Bernstein and 16 other people who had been married an average of 20 years and claimed to be still intensely in love. They found that their MRIs showed activity in the same regions of the brain as those who had just fallen in love.

“It’s always been assumed that passionate love inevitably declines over time,” said Arthur Aron, a social psychologist at Stony Brook University and one of four authors of the study, presented in November at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

“But in survey after survey we always have these people who have been together a long time and say they are intensely in love. It was always chalked up to self-deception or trying to make a good impression,” he said.

Read more of this awesome news at Stony Brook study supports claims of undying love — Newsday.com.

My heart still skips a beat when I look over at my spouse. We’ve been together almost 11 years and he still takes my breath away.

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John Hodgman Rambling About Aliens and Love Is Made of Happy (And Crazy)

Thursday, January 1st, 2009

From the TEDTalks website, the description reads:

Humorist John Hodgman rambles through a new story about aliens, physics, time, space and the way all of these somehow contribute to a sweet, perfect memory of falling in love.

Remembering falling in love with your life partner is made of happy. Happy New Year to my own wonderful husband! 🙂

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Another Old Couple Still In Love Is Also Made of Happy

Saturday, December 20th, 2008

Ok, so my titles are not so great. 🙂 This is just about a minute and a half long, and recounts this couple’s very first date. What I love best is hearing the obvious affection in the voices of the two people, for both the memory of the person they met, and the person who is with them now.

Bernice and Ben

Bernice and Ben

“Hank had a girlfriend, Eddie had a girlfriend, I had no girlfriend…”
Ben Finn, 82, and his wife, Bernice Finn, 79, remember meeting on a blind date in 1946.

Recorded in New York, NY

via Bernice Finn and her husband Ben | StoryCorps.

By the way, I am really enjoying StoryCorps. In many ways, it’s like 1-2 minutes of This American Life, the Lite version.

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Old Couples In Love Make Me Grin Like a Fool

Saturday, December 13th, 2008

“The evening that I met her, she had ‘Babs’ written on her sweater.”

Walter Sonneborn and Babette, his wife of 67 years, remember the summer they first met.

Via StoryCorps » Walter and Babette Sonneborn.

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