By Tayi Sanusi Sep. Naturally, missing your SO is a totally normal reaction to being separated from them. Whether you're apart for weeks, or if distance is a constant fixture in your relationship — we can all agree that pining after someone who isn't physically with you jiss sucks. So it's not surprising that the chemical reactions and what happens in your brain when you miss your partner can explain many of the feelings that may come up.
As humans, we are often driven by brain processes horny teen chat room have no idea are occurring on a conscious level, but that doesn't mean that the feelings arising from these processes don't affect us in very real ways. According to a study by Yeshiva University neuroscientist Lucy Brownwithdrawal one might experience from a substance and the withdrawal one might experience from a breakup or separation are very similar to the brain.
So, if your bae is away and you're wondering why you feel totally under the weather, then don't fret.
To better understand what's going on in the brain of someone who's missing their SO, I spoke with Clarissa Silva, behavioral scientist, relationship coachand creator of the Your Happiness Hypothesis Method, and ti psychologist and founder of Rapport Relationships Jennifer B. However, before we jump into the science of missing a romantic partner, it's important to understand how romantic attachment works.
Shutterstock "There are a few neurochemical processes that are occurring for both men and women when they are in love," Silva tells Elite Daily. Dopamine is what creates chivalrous behavior in men and intense attachment for women. Essentially, zomeone emotions are mimicking your brain when your SO is gone," explains Silva.
Rhodes also points out that the length of the relationship impacts the way our brains processe feelings of longing. If you feel like you are currently living in hell because the person you love isn't with you, as someone who survived a long-distance relationship, I totally tlaking what you're going through. Luckily, there are also ways to combat the feelings of sadness caused by missing someone. While staying busy and creative can definitely help your brain curb feelings of withdrawal and heartache, it's totally OK somfone you're still feeling a bit sad.
To combat this, Skmeone recommends being open with your partner about what your needs are and resisting the urge to let anxiety control your behavior. While talking on the phone for an hour every day you're apart might not be realistic, letting your partner know you'd like to make some contact daily is totally valid.
Rhodes also recommends taking note of partners who "belittle" michigan gay chat rooms "dismiss" your needs when you aren't together, because feeling safe and secure in your relationship especially when you can't be together physically is so important. It's totally normal to miss your partner, but it's nice to know that there's a scientific reason behind why it feels so icky.
Try to remember you're not alone — thousands of people have to deal with distance in their relationships talkking some point or another. At the end of the day, if handled responsibly, you might someoone up with a stronger relationship. After all, distance does make the heart grow fonder.
This post was originally published on Sept. It was updated on Aug.
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