You know that fluttery feeling you get when you first start dating or when you first fall in love? That feeling of “floating on clouds-don’t wanna-come-down” type of feeling? You may remember those late nights with your new love, where you had so much energy to function of little to no sleep because the sex was “out of this world.” People go through this chemical high during the first 6 months of a new relationship. Why you ask? Because during this time the body releases chemicals known as dopamine and norepinephrin, which gives you the amazing high we all strive to keep alive. The strong attachment with couples is important and having knowledge of the physical response is equally as important to understand.
San Diego’s Relationship Therapist, Jennine Estes, appeared The Chula Vista Star News (San Diego Area) to discuss areas on love, the chemicals behind it, and the strong attachments in relationships.