Is love a chemical imbalance?

United States
November 22, 2008 5:42pm CST
I know it sounds weird, but after sitting in a sociology class, I had to post this. You know that feeling you get when you fall in love? Research shows that when this happens, a chemical called Oxytocin in released in the brain, causing that feeling of elatedness and well being.... like a high of sorts. It becomes a sort of chemical addiction in your body and it lasts only a few years on average. Even married couples fall out of love, and if they stay together, its because they became like best friends.. so its a different kind of love. Do you believe this, or do you think it really is something deeper?
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• Indonesia
23 Nov 08
I think love is a natural instict, and from natural hormone that we had. Everyone want to have some friends is jaz that they're dun want to life alone without anyone, they're need each other, life peacefully isn't a lonely life.
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• Australia
22 Nov 08
I believe the feeling of love is a natural hormone in humans, a natural instinct that we have to keep the species going, I think a lot of people stay together after they are not really in love anymore for many reason, some for the kids, some because financially apart they would be doing it hard, and because some have just gotten so used to each others company..