Friday, February 6, 2015

The Science of Love and Heartbreak

Falling in Love

Understanding how the brain works when you fall in love or fall out of love helps you to gain more self-awareness so you can help yourself better especially during a breakup with your romantic partner.

The 'Science of Love' - while Science may not have found the full answer it does provide interesting and helpful insights as to why you behave, feel and think the way you do when you fall in love.

The Science of Love

The 'Science of Heartbreak', offers a scientific explanation of why you physically feel the pain when you break up with someone you love or is close to and suggestions on how to alleviate your pain or discomfort.

It is recommended that you watch the 'Science of Love' before you watch the 'Science of Heartbreak' as a logical lead-in to the latter video. Understanding these basics will help you to develop self-awareness skills and insights that can help you to monitor yourself and to cope with your loss and grief.

It suggests practical tips on what the rejected partner can do to start the recovery process eg, surrounding yourself with people - friends and famly - who can support you through this. It is important not to be shy about asking for their company, help and support. The more support you receive the faster you recover from your loss.

Start of the End of a Relationship?

One of the key points to remember is that heartbreak is similar to physical pain and distress and that this is what rejected partners feel so don't beat yourself up if you feel literally shattered. And if this is happening to friends or family members we need to be more empathetic to their physical pain instead of expecting (or even telling) them to 'snap out of it' (moping / depression / lethargy) as some, less sensitive people may be inclined to do, during their breakup phase.

The Science of Heartbreak

With some breakups however, if you have the right information or arm yourself with it well before you need it, you may be able to salvage a relationship if you know what warning signs to look for and how to avert it early, that is, if you want to keep the relationship.

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