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How Love Lasts

Science & Tech  (tags: Love, feelings, people, brain, mind, relationship, science )

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Nothing compares to the rush of being newly in love. But even after a decade of marriage or more, some people say their love remains intense.And when these people see pictures of their beloved, found a new study, their brains respond in an area associated


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Rajee Seetharam (138)
Friday February 11, 2011, 3:53 am
Isn't this why it is said that Love is All! Love is God! I must say that romance still stays with us....

Carol H (229)
Friday February 11, 2011, 5:33 am
thanks Anna, noted

Alex S. (0)
Friday February 11, 2011, 7:56 am

Robert O (12)
Friday February 11, 2011, 8:10 am

Casey Loufek (11)
Friday February 11, 2011, 9:34 am
Sometimes I've wondered if humans really weren't meant to mate for life and I was just weird for feeling as strongly as I do sometimes. Nice to know that long-term relationships might not be an unrealistic ideal after all.

Mary L (132)
Friday February 11, 2011, 12:26 pm
Oh no Casey, both sets of grandparents were married more than 50 years, same with parents. I'm the first "goof" 15 years and then divorced. Now it's 19 and I still love him.

Evelyn Z (300)
Friday February 11, 2011, 12:39 pm

Kaye S (45)
Friday February 11, 2011, 4:29 pm
God be with all that dare to love.

resignd C (139)
Friday February 11, 2011, 5:49 pm
Wonderful information. My sister and her husband are like newly weds after raising 8 children and nearly 50 years of marriage. BUT, there was a bump when she came to me one evening at my home and said she wanted a divorce and was sleeping on the sofa. I was divorced and knew what life was like after the fact, and she had eight kids. I told her to go back home and get back in bed with her husband.
They obviously resolved their differences as that was more than 20 years ago.

Cheryl Ulrich (110)
Friday February 11, 2011, 11:11 pm
Interesting ... something to strive for !! :) I don't want to face this cruel world all alone in the future , so I'll remind myself how lucky I am the next time I feel like complaining !! :)

Saturday February 12, 2011, 1:46 am
I have known couples that seem to resurrect their passion for each other, even after a terrible patch in their marriage when they thought the relationship has broken down. I am still sure that the first rush of 'falling in love' is not the same as the long-term deep love that comes through sharing and caring and going through the hard times together over the years and may, even feel BETTER than new love and produce just as much opamine. This love seems to be the REAL love, rather than the 'self -love of that first passion that was entirely selfish as it felt so good so was really all about OUR feelings! Most of the elderly people that you see still holding hands after 50 years of marriage, have gone through a time when they thought that love had gone, but striving together through life and bonding together through grief and hardships seems to produce a quality of love like no other. I honestly think it will be a while until we can truly expect science to fully understand the nuances of falling and staying in love!

Sharon Balloch (127)
Saturday February 12, 2011, 4:39 am
My parents stayed together.. my husband and I have been together for over 30 years .. I think that is what they mean by in a stable relationship.. one that lasts, one that works. We batttled it out many times.. and in the end we are the winners. I love my husband more today then I did when I met him. I was honest right up front..anyone spending any time in my life will need a wicked sense of humor..and sometimes a deaf ear.


Ginger Strivelli (20)
Saturday February 12, 2011, 6:01 am
It's not a big news flash that after a decade or so relationships are less 'passionate' and feelings are less intense. Of course so few marriages survive that 'cooling off' that many people never stay with one person long enough to learn this fact, they just keep jumping out of long term relationships looking for that 'high' of the excitement of new love People need to dial back their expectations....naturally a 10 or 15 or 20 year old relationship will not be as exciting and romantic but it can be rewarding and happy f you work at it..and it is certainly best for the kids if parents stay together rather than go off looking for a new love every 5 or 10 years.

Julie F (68)
Saturday February 12, 2011, 7:07 pm

Arild Warud (174)
Monday February 14, 2011, 2:58 am
Thanks Anna.

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Monday February 14, 2011, 3:24 am
Being in Love start with being Best Friends! Honesty & Trust is a must! When two people complement each other in different areas of their lives in unison & wants the Best for the other person, without jealousy, without envy, & always with consideration of their feelings, then Love will last forever & get stronger with the years. Communication is a very crucial part of a good relationship. And above all respect for that person as for yourself. Then such a union will be Blessed by God forever & become ONE! Thanks.
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