Teens In Love

Teens Go Through Stages Of Love

What Are The Stages Of Love

Love is an intense feeling of affection towards another person. In order for you to fall in love, you must go through the three stages of love which are lust, attraction and attachment. The first stage of love is lust in which you feel an intense sexual desire for pleasure.This is driven by sex hormones; testosterone and oestrogen. The second stage of love is attraction. In this stage, ones personality and attractive looks create a romantic interest you.

The neurotransmitters; Adrenaline, Dopamine and Serotonin are responsible for evoking the interest and pleasure in humans for others . The Last stage; Attraction is an emotional tie that forms between you and your partner. The two neurotransmitters that cause this are oxytocin and vasopressin. Once you go through all of these stages, you are in love!

Stages of Love Can Be Dangerous

Negative Impact On Teens

Even though, for most of us love is the most beautiful emotion we may experience, the stages of love; lust, attraction and attachment are dicey roads and we must drive carefully. These stages have a profound impact on humans but its dangerous outcomes are most common among teenagers. These stages negatively effect your decisions and the way your lives are led. Lust may cause temptations and encourage you to act physically on your lust through premarital sex, which is obviously immoral. This causes many barriers in your future and hinder you emotionally and physically. Furthermore, when you are attracted to someone, you become very self- conscious (lowering your self esteem) and you may decide to physically alter yourself in order to attract your significant other towards yourself. Altering yourself may result in distraction from school and you may neglect other important tasks. This is also very unethical because you are not being your true self, thus being dishonest, not only with your partner but also with yourself. Lastly, when you become attached to someone, you become really dependent on them and expect a lot from them and start dreaming a perfect future. When those expectations are not fulfilled, because obviously nothing is perfect, it leads to disappointment and pain. This long lasting pain would interfere with your daily life, making it hard for you to function in society and become independent again.

Importance Of These Stages

Although the stages of love have a few negative effects, that does not mean you should not fall in love, it only means that you should make wiser decisions and don't completely lose yourself while going through them. Those effects are a very small part of the theory whereas there are a lot more fun rides on your journey to love. These stages of love play a very important role in your daily lives. They might make you a better person, give you a meaning and give you a sense of belonging.
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