‘Love can last for years for married couples’

Who says love and passion between married couples die down with years, especially after having kids? Contrary to this belief, love has been proved to take a rebirth with age and years, a study says.
A new research using brain scans suggests some married couples hold on to that passion and romance for decades or more.
While gazing at a photo of their beloved, the brains of couples married 10 or more years who considered themselves “intensely” in love with their partners, lit up similarly to scans of newly in-love couples.
Scientists studied couples who considered themselves “intensely” in love.
The 17 study participants weren’t just happily married, said study co-author Arthur Aron, a professor of psychology at Stony Brook University in New York. These were spouses who couldn’t keep their hands off each other even though they’d been married for more than 21 years, on average.
“They told us things like, ‘We drive our friends crazy. We’re physically all over each other,’” Aron said.
“We’re talking about people who have this intense connection, huge amounts of physical liveliness and passion. This is the sort of thing people thought was impossible or crazy. Our data suggest it’s real.”
The study was published online recently in the journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.

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