Love is undoubtedly a powerful emotion, it always has been. Many reasons could be the explanation for this. For example, the joy love brings or perhaps the idea that one will feel complete with “their other half.” This, of course, is not necessarily the case for all persons. With that, romantic love has often been the center of studies in attempt to understand why love is like an addiction.
Because romantic love is seen as full of deep and emotional feelings, it also generates many other profound feelings that coincide, whether they are positive or negative. When an individual is feeling content and ecstatic about the relationship they are in, their overall appearance glistens and they often feel like they’re on top of the world. Likewise, when a relationship is rocky, the stress and devastation shows on the persons involved, especially during a break-up.
Despite the negatives of any prior relationship, people still tend to gravitate towards finding love. Why is this? Don’t get me wrong, I’m not condemning by any means nor am I denying that I’m guilty of such emotions. Are we all born feeling naturally lonely? Are we just naturally programmed to desire and love?
Or, as I like to believe, that perhaps many of us are just searching for the Carrie Bradshaw inspired “Real love. Ridiculous, inconvenient, consuming, can’t-live-without-each-other love.”