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Ten women and seven men had their brains scanned. They had been married an average of 21 years. Another group of the same number of women and men also had functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) done on their brains. This second group of people had fallen in love within the year. The fMRI results showed that the love doesn't fade over time, according to research presented at a meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Washington, D.C. a several months back. In fact, the scans of the long married folks who's brains lit up while shown pictures of their spouses didn't have the obsession and anxiety of new love; instead, they showed increased calm and attachment. This is part of the growing "love" research that's being done, which is breaking the ideology some have about love and romantic feelings fading over time. Collective research continues to show just the opposite, that love continues and can become even better as time goes on. Seems like all those fairy tales that stop their stories when the prince and princess fall in love are missing the best part. Click here to read the full article.

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