No one can deny the fact that when you fall in love everything changes. There are people who spend their lives looking for their next love again and again because they want to experience that emotion as much as possible.
But why does this happen? That’s just the topic of today’s article. You’ll find out that love has more to do with the chemistry in your brain than the heart itself.
1-Your adrenaline levels increase considerablyHave you noticed that when you fall in love you feel anxiety or that your heart beats uncontrollably whenever you’re with that special someone? Well, it’s all thanks to adrenaline.
Yes, the same substance that helps you when you’re practicing extreme sports or that puts you in motion when you recognize that you’re at risk. Without a doubt, falling in love is less risky than riding a motorcycle at top speed…yet the body reacts the same.
Although your adrenaline levels do go up, it’s unlikely that you’ll develop a serious problem. Just pay attention to your behavior and recognize if you’re jumping from relationship to relationship just to feel that adrenaline in your body again.
The latter is an unhealthy pattern that you should avoid if possible. It’s normal for the wild sensations to die down after a few months as everything becomes relatively simple and at ease.
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2-You’re better able to deal with stress
Is your life already busy and stressful? Well you’ll be happy to know that when you fall in love your body also releases cortisol. This chemical improves your response to stress, which you are already experiencing.
The most obvious symptom is that you’ll suddenly find yourself smiling when earlier you would have been furious, paralyzed, or about to cry. This isn’t because your partner is some angel here to save you – it’s because your body is somewhat anesthetized.
If you’ve been dealing with periods of stress or psychological problems that are making you feel sad, don’t stop taking your medications because of this response. Even if you feel much better, it’s a passing sensation and will gradually diminish.
3-You’ll feel sexier and more willing for sexWhile sexual desire can make an appearance at any time, when you fall in love the increased dopamine intensifies that feeling.
It will also help you feel more confident about your body and physique. That’s why now is a good time to make some changes that will improve how you look.
One thing to remember, however, is that this sensuality and desire for adventure won’t last forever. Many couples focus only on sex and then end when the infatuation phase is over.
It’s important that you understand these changes and focus on developing the less intense, more durable aspects of your relationship, such as:
- Hobbies you have in common
- Good communication
- Creating special time together
That’s how you’ll continue to have things that draw you together, once the dopamine levels decrease.
It’s also important that your desire to have sex doesn’t cause you to lose control. Always practice safe sex and don’t put yourself at risk.
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4-Fear stops being a barrier
A side effect of the adrenaline that’s released when you fall in love is that you dare to do things that previously were unthinkable. Now you feel better prepared and are willing to experience new things with that person.
This is a good time to create special memories with your new partner and to stop doing things that make you uncomfortable. Just be careful not to make any serious decisions without first analyzing them. It’s great to decide to take that hot air balloon ride you’ve always dreamed of, but carefully consider your decision to tattoo the name of your new partner on your arm.
Contrary to what many people think, fear is not entirely negative. The function of fear is to help you detect potentially risky situations. Sometimes this can seem meaningless, of course, but there are also well-founded fears and you have to learn how to tell the difference.
5-You’ll feel anxiety when you’re away from your new partnerBecause a kind of addiction forms when you’re in a new relationship, it’s normal to feel discomfort or insecurity when they’re far away.
This is the kind of thing that keeps you awake at night and can even lead to uncontrollable jealousy.
Have you noticed any of these things? If so, give yourself some time to analyze what’s happening and work on it. Remember that love should always make you feel good, not worried.
The effect on the whole is strange because on the one hand, you’ll feel more sexy and able to do anything it takes for your relationship. On the other hand, you’ll want to be in touch with your new partner all the time.
Have you noticed that you experience these things when you fall in love?