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When you are in love 1. Your beloved is special and you have no eyes for anybody 6. You regularly exhibit signs o else. There is a single-mindedness which is the result of the relationship, including pos elevated levels of central dopamine, the chemical involved rejection, as well as separation in focus. 7. You seek ways to develop 2. Your focus accentuate your beloved’s positive qualities dream about “together foreve and trivial events and objects reminds you of them. In other words “She/He’s perfect”. The focused attention is a result 8. You tend to feel the other p a spike in central norepinephrine the chemical associated will sacrifice anything for that with increased memory. 9. There is a marked tenden 3. There is emotional and physiological instability that You priorities shift, your style also sets in when one is in love. The following fluctuating change, habits and values adju emotions are experienced when you are in love: exhilaration, euphoria, increased energy, sleeplessness, and loss of 10. You develop sexual desir appetite, trembling, a racing heart and accelerated breathing, coupled with possessivenes as well as anxiety, panic and feelings of despair when your This possessiveness is thoug relationship suffers even the smallest setback. Drug addicts an in-love person will coerce have similar mood swings. According to Dr Fisher when in- temptation, insuring that the r love people are shown pictures of their loved ones, it fires until conception has occurred up the same regions of the brain that activate when a drug addict takes a hit. Being in love, researchers say, is a form 11. The scientists have determ of addiction. sexual union is important, the takes precedence. 64 percent 4. Overcoming something traumatic or a challenge disagreed with the statement intensifies the romantic relationship. Research shows that part of my relationship with [m when a reward is delayed, dopamine-producing neurons in the mid-brain region become more productive. 12. Fisher and her colleagues report being “in love” com 5. You spend more than 85 percent of their waking hours involuntary and uncontrollabl musing over their loved one. It presents as intrusive and obsessive thinking. This state of affairs is a result from decreased levels of central serotonin in the brain. (Obsessive-compulsive disorder is treated with serotoninreuptake inhibitors.)