- Love is a result of various chemical reactions that are often stimulated by the brain
- Researchers believe that most reactions associated with ‘love’ are triggered by a hormone called oxytocin
- Some experts also state that human beings, almost unknowingly, choose partners with those chemical components and complement their own.
- The key to enjoy being in love is to be able to stay in control.
Being in love is an emotion that most often cannot be expressed. Most often, it is defined as – “A sense of completeness experienced in the presence of another ‘special’ person.”
But what triggers the happiness, the excitement and that everlasting zeal to accomplish the impossible? Believe it or not, this can be scientifically explained.
The science of love
No matter how much we try to justify our feelings for a person, the reasons behind most reactions are scientific.
Even love is a result of various chemical reactions that are often stimulated by the brain!
To begin with:
1. Researchers believe that most reactions associated with ‘love’ are triggered by a hormone called oxytocin. It was found that the influence of oxytocin, which is released during sex or other intimate gestures, instigates a sense of pleasure on person’s face in the presence of his or her partner.
2. Some experts also state that human beings, almost unknowingly, choose partners with those chemical components and complement their own. For example, a person who possesses a high level of estrogen may be attracted to a person with high levels of testosterone.
3. Studies have also shown that the brain releases a ‘feel-good’ chemical when a person is in love. Hence, the emotion is often associated with that of drug addiction; both result in a happy state of mind, though too much of the latter could cause severe damages to the body.
Staying in control
It truly does tickle the mind – a tiny dose of one chemical compound could compel a person to behave in ways that are unexpected and can disrupt the signals exchanged between the brain, heart as well as the rest of the sense organs.
Indeed, love does change people. Some learn to care more about the people around them, while some others become ignorant about their family and friends. It is not rare to find people traveling across the borders of states and countries to meet their partners. Many would deem it silly, but a number of people consider such behavior to be normal.
Then again, it is important never to go aboard.
So how do you keep a tab of the changes in your life?
1.Talk about the emotions to a person you trust (a friend, a sibling or even a parent):
A trusted confidant can help you stay calm and enable you to think rationally. In spite of your sheer unwillingness to listen to their opinion, their support will give you a sense of courage to face the unexpected in a most gracious manner.
2. Continue pursuing your hobbies.
There are two major aspects of any human relationship – respects and personal space. True, you might want to share stories and fulfill all your desires and ensure that your partner actively participates in the task. But, it is crucial to let the other person dedicate time to him or herself.
3. Let the friends circle grow.
Your partner does become your best friend in the due course of time. But that does not imply that your friends must be ‘pushed-away.’ Instead, ensure that your partner becomes a member of the group, and likewise, you must make an effort to be part of your partner’s contact circle. After all, the more, the merrier.
4. Maintain a routine.
Long hours of telephonic conversation, sleepless nights, etc. could pose several health concerns. This could affect your productivity at work. Allocate time for your partner and explain to him or her about the reasons behind not being able to carry forth a discussion or meet up on a particular day. Like our elders have said, “If a person really loves you, the person will understand.” Love shouldn’t kill you.
Don’t let the emotion rule you. You must stay in control. So go ahead, enjoy being in love!