Oxytocin, Dopamine, Serotonin: The Neurology Behind Breaking Up And Healthy Relationships

“Tech companies understand what causes dopamine surges in the brain and they lace their products with ‘hijacking techniques’ that lure us in and create ‘compulsion loops’.” Most social media sites create irregularly timed rewards, Brooks wrote, a technique long employed by the makers of slot machines, based on the work of the American psychologist BF Skinner, who found that the strongest way to reinforce a learned behaviour in rats is to reward it on a random schedule. “When a gambler feels favoured by luck, dopamine is released,” says Natasha Schüll, a professor at New York University and author of Addiction By Design: Machine Gambling in Las Vegas. This is the secret to Facebook’s era-defining success: we compulsively check the site because we never know when the delicious ting of social affirmation may sound.”

Comparison Trap: The Silent Pain That Tears Your Partner Apart.

“Remind yourself of the things you love about your partner. Every night, before you go to sleep, think about why you are grateful to have him or her in your life. Research shows that being grateful deepens relationships. An unexpected outcome of those studies is that being grateful also makes us more kind.”

The Fourth Love Language: Acts of Service

“Actions speak louder than words” If you or your partner’s primary love language is Acts of service, you or him/her might feel adoration by the things someone in an intimate relationship does for you. Your actions make your partner feel your love, and he/she appreciate those actions as one act of consistency or as an […]

Dating Games: The uncomfortable and unnecessary thing called “Breadcrumbing”

But now, here’s the definition of “breadcrumbing”: The act of sending out flirtatious, but non-committal text messages to members of the opposite sex in order to lure a sexual partner without expending much effort.

The First Language of love: Affirmation Words

Words have the ability to change life and materialize whatever we want. With words we can share with others our deep states of soul/mind. That’s the reason why we love so much literature and music. Words make we dream, and live one whole story like we were the characters.