"Romantic love is an addiction," said Helen Fisher, a biological anthropologist at Rutgers University and the author of this study. "My guess is that our modern addictions — nicotine, drugs, sex, gambling — are simply hijacking this ancient brain pathway that evolved millions of years ago, that evolved for romantic love."
Fisher's previous research discovered that being happily in love was linked to brain activity associated with the rush of cocaine. This study focuses more on the downside of the addiction though: If the partner you're in love with rejects you, you'll still crave the high of the "drug," so recovering from the break-up can be just as difficult as kicking a drug addiction.
So how do you know if your post-rejection thoughts and behavior have become unhealthy?
Fisher said: "Just as a person would while fighting a drug addiction, a lovelorn person obsesses, craves and distorts reality."
But once you start relating to Glenn Close's character in Fatal Attraction, in Ke$ha's words, "maybe [you] need some rehab."
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