We’ve been talking a lot about love lately, including in
on how to not fall in love and
answering the question should you say I love you. What
I want to go into today is a focus on understanding
love and how it works - more specifically, the chemicals in your
brain that cause that temporary madness that comes over us when we find
someone captivating, and the process we all go through as love matures.
The best book about this topic is probably Why We Love by Helen Fisher. Fisher is considered THE authority on the subject, and you would do yourself a huge favor by reading her book – it will really help you to understand a lot of what’s going on underneath the surface when we fall in love.
In the meantime, here are some of the biochemical substances that get released between two people who have a crush on each other: