The Fantasy Bond

The question of why love fades can be explained by the concept of the fantasy bond. Dr. Lisa Firestone helps us understand how and why this form of relating hurts our intimate relationships.

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Carolyn Joyce Carolyn Joyce joined PsychAlive in 2009, after receiving her M.A. in journalism from the University of Southern California. Her interest in psychology led her to pursue writing in the field of mental health education and awareness. Carolyn's training in multimedia reporting has helped support and expand PsychAlive's efforts to provide free articles, videos, podcasts, and Webinars to the public. She now works as an editor for PsychAlive and a communications specialist at The Glendon Association, the non-profit mental health research organization that produced PsychAlive.

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This is a definitely excellent report! Many thanks so much for your details. I will travel home right now and learn more info on this.

Frank P.

This is accurate – especially the explanation from Dr. Firestone. The “fantasy bond” creeps into all of my relationships and I have never understood it. Although there is a lot to it, the first step is at least getting some kind of framework around it.


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