Love is like a coke addiction.

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  1. process

    process Hanlon's razor Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    In a nutshell, similar regions of the brain are activated by both love and cocaine withdrawl. Therefore:

    I can't say I'm terribly surprised by this result, and I'd love to see additional studies that link emotional states to brain activity.

    Link: Anguish of romantic rejection may be linked to stimulation of areas of brain related to motivation, reward and addiction
     
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    Well that explains a lot.
     
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    Well, cocaine is a hellova drug
     
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    So, what did it mean when I was rejected lots as a young(er) man?
     
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    It's all about the endorphins, baby.

    Oh, and we all know, love is actually a battlefield.

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    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    Sure it's the love im addicted too?

    Nothing like snorting some poosey
     
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    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    i am more of a vanilla coke and cosplay love addict.
    but i get the message.
     
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    MixTapeEqualize optimal primus is best

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    Actually, if you're a straight male or a homosexual woman, then it's more like a Heroine Addiction.



    stealing jokes from seinfield, what has my life become *drinks*
     
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    Kind of knew that the whole 'getting over your ex' is mainly motivation...but I suppose that all relationships--the hunt,the catch,the loss are all goal-oriented in a sense.However,relating that to addiction does come off as a surprise to me,and it does explain my slightly obsessive reaction to my last quarry.
     
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    I was expecting this to be a spammy thread. I'm pleasantly surprised.

    Also explains why some people keep going back again and again when you put it like that.
     
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    Love is itself an addiction and there is no need of any kind of drug to ruin your life if you are addicted to love. Love is surely a battlefield if you win in it you will becaome the happiest person in the world and if you loose it you forget the path to happiness.
     
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    Quantum_Penguin Be seeing you...

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    If love is a battlefield, then marriage is war by other means...
     
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    I used to love coke but it kept stealing my moneh. Sneaky white dust from hell.
     
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    It's all about basic human motivations of feeling good and the agony of being deprived of such feelings. It's no surprise that coke withdrawal and rejection trigger the same neurotransmitters.
     
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    CZ Hazard Sons of Unicron PTT

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    Transformers are my drug. Thankfully, they are not my only love.
     
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    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    I recently read an article that said being around a woman you are extremely attracted to makes your intelligence drop, so love is like being on coke AND being retarded.
     
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    I'm sure!
     

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