Power of Love Love is as critical for your mind and body as oxygen. It's not negotiable. The more connected you are, the healthier you will be both physically and emotionally. The less connected you are, the more you are at risk. It is also true that the less love you have, the more depression you are likely to experience in your life. Love is probably the best antidepressant there is because one of the most common sources of depression is feeling unloved. Most depressed people don't love themselves and they do not feel loved by others. They also are very self-focused, making them less attractive to others and depriving them of opportunities to learn the skills of love. There is a mythology in our culture that love just happens. As a result, the depressed often sit around passively waiting for someone to love them. But love doesn't work that way. To get love and keep love you have to go out and be active and learn a variety of specific skills. By Ellen McGrath, published on December 01, 2002 - last reviewed on March 30, 2009 How to Know if You're in Love
What feels like love to one person may be nothing more than attraction to another. Some people fall in and out of love quickly and often while others are never really in love as much as they are in lust. This can get confusing when you are a teen because romantic love is a relatively new concept for you and you don't know what to expect. You are overwhelmed with all sorts of new feelings and social pressures. From Mike Hardcastle, former About.com Guide Love Versus Infatuation
There are certainly a lot of people who often feel like they're on top of the world, especially when they meet someone who manages to take their breath away. Things just seem a little brighter in the world as that individual manages to make you smile just as you think of them. You feel like you're on cloud 9, and there's just no pulling you down...
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