Know The Benefits Of Expressing Love :
No matter if these words are spoken in a romantic relationship or between a parent and child, or friends -- the words are powerful no matter who says them.
As humans, we have so much love to give. Think of pets. We don’t need pets to live. In fact, not having a pet might actually make our day-to-day lives easier.
Well, try telling that to a pet owner! We have pets because we have so much love to give and need an avenue to express that love inside us.
A cuddle with a cat or lick from a dog increases the levels of the same hormone in our bodies that an evening with a romantic partner would. This hormone, oxytocin, is primarily involved with childbirth and breast-feeding, but is also involved with feelings of empathy, trust, relationships and love.
So, it’s no wonder why oxytocin is often referred to as the “love hormone.”
When oxytocin levels are increased, our moods improve. So, having friends, good relationships with family members, romantic relationships, and pets all scientifically make us feel happier and put us in a better mood.
This isn’t only true when we receive love, though. Expressing our love to others is just as important, and just as effective at lightening our moods.
Why Love is a Give and Take Agreement
We are all social creatures and need to interact with others to live a happy life. Of course not everyone is a socialite, but even for those of us who are more introverted, just spending time with family or close friends is incredibly important for our well-being.
In relationships, this fact should always be remembered. Unfortunately, this is something that people in relationships – even deep, meaningful relationships – often forget.
After all, it is possible to love someone deeply without expressing this to them on a regular basis. Expressing your love is important.
Not expressing your love doesn’t mean you love the person any less, but it is a bad habit many people are guilty of.
No matter who the relationship is between, no healthy relationship can be one-sided.
Expressing your love to those special to you is the best way to show them that you care. It also demonstrates your commitment to the relationship, proves your loyalty to that person, and makes them feel special.
Is there really anything better than knowing that the one you love feels special because of you?
Some of the other countless advantages of expressing your love are as follows:
1. It allows you to open yourself up
It’s not hard to feel self conscious these days when comparing yourself with others online is an everyday experience for many of us.
But feeling afraid to express ourselves holds us back from being who we were meant to be.
Relationships are where we’re meant to express ourselves. And, by expressing ourselves to others, we not only learn about them, but we learn about ourselves too. We learn about our capacity to love and care.
When we express our love to others, we are teaching ourselves what it means to be ourselves.
2. It keeps the relationship strong
Love is the foundation of every personal relationship. Without it, relationships would crumble faster than an old, dried up brick wall.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, relationships filled with love are unbreakable.
If your relationship means the world to you, show it! Expressing your love is the best way to both build up relationships, and to strengthen established relationships.
3.Everyone deserves to be loved
Love is something that we are all born needing. Without it, we simply don’t grow up well. In fact, living without love can lead to actual health problems, and can diminish our social and cognitive skills.
So, if you want you and your loved ones to stay healthy, show them some love
What Happens When Love is Not Expressed to Us?
As I said before, living without love can harm our mental and emotional states (sometimes permanently). Neglect in childhood is especially damaging.
For children who grow up neglected, their view of the world will be negative. They’ll also be more inclined to be angry and pessimistic.
Since they weren’t shown how to love, they won’t know how to show it themselves.
When we get older, even if we grew up with a loving family, if we stop receiving love, the effects can be quite harmful. Those who live life with fewer interactions are more likely to have higher blood pressure and depression than those in loving relationships.
Love is something that we all need. Love should be considered just as important as food, water, and shelter.
We can’t live without it! If you’re in a loving relationship, whether it’s romantic or not, take a moment to realize just how fortunate you are.
So, next time you spend time with the people, or animals, who are important to you, let them know that you love them.
The simple words “I love you” are all you need.
It’ll make you feel just as good as them!
Expressing your love is important to those close to you.
Checkout a few ideas to show your love.