I hate to break it to you, but, more than you may realize, your feelings and actions are being dictated by a brilliantly-designed machine. That machine produces and responds to stimuli at amazing rates and may sometimes even seem to trap you in a never-ending cycle of biological cause and effect. That machine is your brain, and here’s why it makes breaking up so hard to do.
Love is a drug. That’s right. Love is physically and mentally addictive. It literally triggers the same addiction centers and produces some of the same responses in the brain as heroin.
So that’s why the breakup feels like withdrawal–because it is. Chemicals are at the center of it all. Isn’t the mind-body connection amazing?