10 Psychological Facts About Love
Today, we’ll be talking about the psychological facts about love that will amaze you! Is love the most important thing we need? In 2015, a 75-year study collected data on the lives of 268 people. Researchers wanted to find the secret to a happier life. And the answer… was love. Love changes you, guides, and destroys you. It’s mysterious and powerful in ways science can hardly explain. To help you understand this extraordinary feeling, let’s dive into these psychological facts you may not have known about love.
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