Gratitude

Understanding

LOVE

Love is all that matters – and we can prove it.
Find below some scientific facts concerning love, as well as 3 exercises to help you cultivate more love in your life.

The science behind love

We have partnered with UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center to provide you with these scientific facts. Click on an item below to expand and reveal more.

Scientists disagree with the cynical view that love fades over time. One study found that a significant proportion of long-married couples still report being intensely in love.
Feeling in love boosts the body’s level of oxytocin, aka “the love hormone,” which makes you experience a wave of contentment and calms the body.
Studies suggest that maintaining “positive illusions” about your partner, like believing he or she is exceptionally smart or good looking, is associated with greater relationship satisfaction for both of you.

Consciously feeling and expressing thanks for your partner makes both of you feel closer to one another and more committed to the relationship.

People in painful situations report feeling less pain when they look at photographs of their loved ones.

HERE ARE 3 EXERCISES, PROVIDED BY UC BERKELEY'S GREATER GOOD SCIENCE CENTER, TO HELP YOU STRENGTHEN YOUR LOVE RIGHT NOW

mental substraction exercise