Yes. I am a failure at relationships whenever they hit the 11 month mark. And up until now it had been written off to the fact that I am – selfish, self-centered, too career focused, you get the picture.
But now I just want all of my ex’s (some of whom are in Texas – actually I think 2 are) to know that it really isn’t my fault. It is just the way that I am wired.
Now, the question in my mind is, when the hell am I going to start receiving spam about NGF spray that makes me fall in love forever? If it hasn’t been invented maybe I should get cracking on my chemistry set. I’ll be the saver of marriages everywhere. Then again – maybe nature doesn’t intend you to be miserable and stuck with someone forever and this is their way of telling you that… Think about it.
Molecule gives passionate lovers just one year
ROME (Reuters) – Your heartbeat accelerates, you have butterflies in the stomach, you feel euphoric and a bit silly. It’s all part of falling passionately in love — and scientists now tell us the feeling won’t last more than a year.
The powerful emotions that bowl over new lovers are triggered by a molecule known as nerve growth factor (NGF), according to Pavia University researchers.
The Italian scientists found far higher levels of NGF in the blood of 58 people who had recently fallen madly in love than in that of a group of singles and people in long-term relationships.
But after a year with the same lover, the quantity of the ‘love molecule’ in their blood had fallen to the same level as that of the other groups.
The Italian researchers, publishing their study in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology, said it was not clear how falling in love triggers higher levels of NGF, but the molecule clearly has an important role in the “social chemistry” between people at the start of a relationship.