Sunday, May 20, 2012
Did you know that the euphoria of "falling in love" only lasts from about six months to a couple of years? The euphoria is associated with a brain chemical known as PEA (phenylethylalanine). Some individuals can become addicted to PEA and move from one short-term relationship to another in an attempt to sustain the feelings of excitement and euphoria. Once the PEA-induced euphoria wanes, if the couple stays together it is out of choice and because of the bonding chemical known as oxytocin.