The Mental Health Benefits of Love
Anyone who has ever been in a mutually supportive, loving relationship knows just how wonderful it feels. Within the comfort and security of a loving relationship, you often feel protected, empowered, and confident. It is the perfect environment to grow and thrive. In fact, research has shown that love, within a healthy relationship, can have many therapeutic benefits to mental health, and can even help in the treatment of mental illness.
The Biology of Falling in Love
There may be no better feeling in life than that of being “IN LOVE”. A new love, or even the potential for one, can bring intense feelings of infatuation, happiness, excitement, nervousness, attraction, and lust. It can also bring physical symptoms, such as sweating, dizziness, pounding heart, appetite changes, insomnia and more. What makes us feel this way? It may feel like magic, but it is actually biology. Let’s discuss the biology behind falling in love.