How You Can STAY In Love (Says Science) [VIDEO]


The science behind why we fall in love.

There's no question that falling in love is one of the greatest feelings in the world. But that doesn't mean that it can't get complicated from time to time. What's really interesting is that there is actually science behind how we fall in love, as well as why some relationships are more successful (not to mention more fulfilling) than others.

When YourTango's Senior VP Melanie Gorman speaks with author Dr. Sue Johnson, Marriage/Couples Counselor Gal Szekely, LMFT Dr. Rita DeMaria, and LCSW Marni Feuerman about different ways that we can use the science of love to improve our own relationships and make them stronger, we couldn't agree more. Love is a natural part of life; there is actually a hormone that activates the minute that you find yourself falling for someone. It activates our ability to stay and protect the people that we care about. Also, if you've ever wondered why you're attracted to someone who is the complete opposite of you, it's because we have an unconscious ability to be around those who have different traits from us. For instance, if you are more relaxed chances are you will try to be with someone who is more serious. Wanting to find balance is totally normal and engrained in us. It goes without saying that sex is also an important aspect to strengthening our bond with our partner. Our experts agree that sex between people who genuinely love each other is stronger than that of people who are just having sex for one night because of the amount of emotional comfort and intimacy between them.