This refers to people who feel attracted to someone either because they are taking care of them (FN was a nurse during the Crimean war) or vise versa. The feelings are very intense and not short-term. This is also how women become very attracted to prisoners. You get a strong sense of wanting to help the other person, like it is your mission in life, giving you a sense of worth. Or you feel like there's only one person that seems to care about you. I was looking back at my past relationships when I realized that FNS may have played a part in all 4 of them. In some ways I feel cheated because I may have thrown myself into situations I normally wouldn't have, but it's also kind of amazing to know that people are made to want to help others out and also appreciate the help they are receiving. These days I try to watch out for this. I've noticed on several occasions I'll feel attracted or drawn to someone who is in need. Has anyone else noticed this with themselves?