“It takes mystical insight to see the beauty and innocence in each other, even when that is not what we are showing to the world. That is why God is needed in intimate relationships, to move us beyond the perceptions that can so often poison love.” Marianne Williamson
Relationships are one of the defining characteristics of our lives. We form relationships with our friends, family, and even coworkers. But why is it that relationships have such an impact on hearts?
The heart is the most important organ in our body and it’s responsible for pumping blood to every part of our system. The heart is also responsible for regulating blood flow throughout the body and keeping us alive.
So when you think about it, it makes sense that a relationship that matters to us would also have a profound effect on our hearts. Our emotions play a large role in how we feel physically and mentally.
Most people know that when they’re happy they feel good but did you know that being happy can actually make your immune system stronger? It can also help you live longer!
But what about when we aren’t feeling so great? How does this affect us physically? Well, there are many studies showing physical changes when someone experiences depression or anxiety; some of these include lower immunity levels, increased risk of cardiovascular disease, higher blood pressure levels, etc…
When it comes to heart health, there’s a lot of information out there. You’ve probably heard that you should eat well, exercise regularly, and take care of yourself. But did you know that one of the most important things for your heart might be your relationships?
According to research from the University of California San Francisco School of Nursing, people who are lonely are more likely to have high blood pressure and other symptoms of heart disease than those who aren’t lonely. And this isn’t just an issue for older people — the researchers found that loneliness can affect younger people too. In fact, they found that 20 percent of young adults reported being chronically lonely.
“Our most meaningful relationships are based on a longing for expansion rather than a preoccupation with comfort and security. To live exuberantly-to fully know and be fully known by another-we must be prepared to illuminate the dark spots in our most intimate relationships and in ourselves.” Arianna Huffington
Relationships are powerful. They can make or break your health, your happiness, and your life. But why do they have such a profound effect on us?
The answer lies in the fact that our relationships are deeply connected to our identity and sense of self. When we feel loved and accepted by others, it makes us feel more secure in ourselves — and when we feel insecure, it can trigger anxiety and depression.
When you’re with someone who treats you with love and respect, it’s hard not to take on their positive qualities and emulate them in yourself. In fact, research shows that people who are in healthy relationships tend to be happier than those who aren’t!
Relationships provide a unique experience. They can make you feel like you’ve found your soulmate, or they can be the source of your deepest pain. It all depends on what kind of relationship you’re in and what kind of person you are.
Relationships have such a profound effect on our lives because we have the capacity to love deeply and completely. This is what makes relationships so special — they allow us to experience an incredible depth of feeling that would otherwise never be possible.
“But I also think when we embark on intimate relationships, we make a basic human promise to be decent, to hold a flattering mirror up to each other, to be respectful as we explore each other.” Lena Dunham
It’s also why relationships can be so challenging: when we’re involved with someone else, we open ourselves up emotionally in ways that aren’t always easy to manage. And when things go wrong in a relationship, it can feel devastating because we’ve put so much of ourselves into it — emotionally, spiritually, and even physically (through sex).
When we connect with someone else in this way, it’s like striking flint against steel: something inside us ignites and sparks fly out in every direction. The resulting fire is often beautiful but also dangerous. It burns hot and bright but can quickly burn itself out if not tended to properly over time by both parties involved.
Louis Morris is a Certified Relationship Coach who helps couples deal with marital and relationship discord involving issues of communication, intimacy, and helping them enhance their spiritual and emotional connection. He also assists singles who are divorced, been through a break-up, or lost a partner to get their groove back.
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