Dr. Barbara Fredrickson took her experiences from her eighteen years of marriage and used them to create a scientific definition of love. Her definition describes a love that is naturally fleeting, but also capable of renewal.
She states that love
- is a sharing of one or more positive emotions between two people,
- is a synchrony between both persons’ biochemistry and behavior, and
- reflected a motive to invest in each other’s well-being that results in mutual care.
She calls it the positivity resonance, meaning these three things create a feedback of positive energy as long as the connection is active.
Read the full article here: Five Ways to Renew an Old Love