The Scientific Reason The 'Honeymoon Phase' Goes Away

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You've likely experienced the honeymoon, or "puppy love" stage of a relationship. You want to be with them ALL the time, and they can do no wrong! This infatuation is caused by a few different chemical reactions in your brain. While these reactions evolve over time, this doesn't necessarily mean you're any less in love with your partner as the day you first met... you're just less obsessive. Watch the following video to understand why couples swap those rose-colored glasses for sweatpants.


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Key Facts In This Video

  1. Love is intertwined with the evolutionary survival of the human race. 00:19

  2. The brain of someone in love looks similar to the brain of someone on cocaine. 00:44

  3. There is a surge of dopamine and norepinephrine during orgasm and when we look at pictures of those we love. 01:21