A Theory

Perhaps my more psychologically knowledgeable colleagues can back me up on this, but I’m beginning to think that, as people spend time together, their interaction produces some sort of neurochemical signature that is specific to their relationship. For example, two people in love will have a unique, literal chemistry together, and will very likely become neurochemically dependent upon each other. When these two people are separated, certain signs of chemical dependency are exhibited, namely, withdrawal.

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2 thoughts on “A Theory”

  1. yep you are basically correct (as a clinical social worker i’m calling myself “psychologically knowledgeable”)
    did you see the movie “What the Bleep Is Going On?” -does an excellent job of explaining how external stimuli (like other people) affect our brain chemistry.
    But the trick is, the other person isnt causing the change in feeling, its how we experience said other person. you’re not in love with hotgirl, chemically you are in love with love. not romantic but true 🙂

  2. I don’t know – I think that certain people have distinct chemical signatures. Because I’ve been in love with more than one person before and still pined for one of them when they were gone. If it were just Love I was missing, I could have gotten it somehwere else. But it wasn’t the same.

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