Love is truly one the most amazing, confusing, fulfilling, devastating, emotionally draining thing a human can experience. Whether it be in a romantic sense, or just someone in your life you feel very attached to. It surely takes a lot out of you, in a good... and sometimes bad, way. I feel as though we depend on it to be happy. Here are some interesting facts about love that might surprise you.
Heartbreak is not just a metaphor. Research has shown that intense, serious situations such as break-ups, losing loved ones, and divorce can cause actual pain in some areas of the heart. The condition is called ‘broken heart syndrome.’ Deep emotions like this can make chemicals from your brain go to your heart and make it weak.
Another interesting fact is that the thought of a loved one triggers creative abstract thinking. This is based on the “construal level theory.” Reminders of long-term relationships, devotion, intimacy, and commitment influence and trigger concrete thinking. Helping to focus more on momentary things such as long term plans or goals.
If you would like to learn more about these powerful emotions that we experience daily, go to InterestingFactsAboutLove.com.
Story by Isla Scully
“20 Interesting Facts About Love.” Bored Panda, www.boredpanda.com/love-facts-list/.