However, if you've ever experienced it firsthand, you know it can be an extremely complicated emotion.
The euphoric highs and the overly painful lows can make you question why you even bother. But, scientists have a new way of looking at love and how it affects every aspect of your body and life.
You may have different types of love for several people. For example, the way you love a family member, friend, or four-legged pet can be very different than the love you have for a partner.
Nevertheless, whatever type of love you're experiencing, it has the power to change your entire life.
What has scientific studies shown regarding how love has a positive effect on one's heart, brain, bodily processes, and even life span?
- Lowers cortisol levels
- Boosts your immune system
- Increases dopamine in your brain
- Boosts oxytocin levels