Oxytocin: the “Love Crisis” Hormone?
5 monthes ago - By Psych Central
A new study finds that oxytocin, commonly referred to as the “love hormone,” could also be called the “love crisis hormone.”
The findings show that although our oxytocin levels tend to increase when we think about bonding with our partners - helping us feel more connected and generous - the hormone also increases when we notice that our partners seem less interested in the relationship than we are.
So researchers are asking: In this case, is oxytocin urging us to move closer to our less interested partners or prompting us to seek other relationships?
“Two main theories exist. Some...
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