The feeling of being in love
Grace ( Dominica )
The wonderful feeling of being in love – Grace’s goosebump moment
“Hi I am Grace from Dominica, and I want to tell you about my goosebump moment. For me, it was the moment I realized I was in love with my boyfriend. We had been dating for a while and in the beginning, we did not want to become serious. But this particular day I was getting ready for one of our dates, and I just got this feeling I was getting home, like he was my home. Also, having this feeling of deep love and realizing this person had become such an important part of my life and knowing that I love him so much and I had all these warm feelings for him, was just great, amazing! Because love is one of the most beautiful things you can have in this life”.
A profound experience
Love and falling in love are a unique, personal, different, experiential, complex, profound, and fascinating experience. It continues to be the main and fundamental theme of many novels, songs and movies on the market today.
Love is always present; it never goes out of fashion, and it is an experience that we should not give up even if we have suffered some previous disappointment. Love comes to everyone sooner or later and without a doubt, it is a feeling that gives us goosebumps.
What it is to be in love
The person we fall in love with has specific peculiarities that make them more attractive to our eyes than the rest. In addition, we must consider that, when we fall in love, we are in a unique position in life that allows this to happen.
The combination of aspects such as compatibility, attraction and your own “choice” make you more open to love. All of this is a choice you make, even unconsciously. When you are in love, you begin to think of the other person as unique.
People who are in love tend to focus on the positive qualities of their loved ones and overlook their negative traits. They also focus on trivial events and objects that remind them of that person, daydreaming about certain moments and memories.
Symptoms of falling in love
Science has provided some answers in recent years to what the most characteristic signs of being in love are. Although they have not figured out love 100%, they have revealed that it triggers chemical reactions in the brain that make us feel a variety of emotions.
According to a meta-analysis conducted by Syracuse University, entitled “The Neuroimaging of Love,” falling in love affects the intellectual areas of the brain. When a person falls in love, 12 areas of the brain work at once to release euphoria-inducing chemicals such as dopamine, oxytocin, or adrenaline.
Some of the most common symptoms of falling in love are feeling euphoria when thinking about the other person. Among the different scientific findings is the one that relates love to the limbic reward system. It all translates into dopamine, a neurotransmitter that helps us feel good. The part of the brain that creates dopamine is activated in a very pronounced way when we think about the other person.
Another symptom is that you can’t get that person out of your mind. This time the culprit is another neurotransmitter, serotonin. This is a mood regulator whose presence helps us feel stable. But when we are in love, serotonin levels decrease dramatically, and the result is that our brain goes a little “crazy”. The phrase “love is blind” is a valid notion because we tend to idealize our partner and only see the things we want to see in the early stages of the relationship.
You also feel “butterflies” in your stomach because the complexity of love is made up of processes from the brain to the heart and back again. Activation in some parts of the brain can generate stimulations for the heart, such as the so typical butterflies in the stomach. According to experts, some symptoms that we sometimes feel as a manifestation of the heart may come from the brain.
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