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How Love & Partnerships Affect our Nervous Systems

Written By: Constanze-Johanna Witzel

Are you tired of feeling drained after spending time with your partner? Do you feel like your relationship is taking a toll on your nervous system? If so, it might be time to take a closer look at how your intimate partnership is impacting your wellbeing.

How Love & Partnerships Affect our Nervous Systems

The nervous system plays a crucial role in our emotional and physical health, and it can be greatly influenced by our relationships.

On the positive side, intimate partnerships can lead to increased levels of oxytocin and dopamine, two hormones that promote feelings of bonding, trust, happiness, and pleasure. Oxytocin also helps to reduce stress and anxiety, while balancing the nervous system, which can improve memory and learning.

However, the impact of partnerships on the nervous system isn’t always positive. Negative effects can include increased levels of cortisol, a stress hormone that can cause feelings of anxiety and stress. High levels of cortisol can also impair memory and learning, and interfere with the production of new neurons in the hippocampus.

So, how can you tell if your relationship is having a positive or negative impact on your nervous system? It all comes down to how you feel after spending time with your partner.

Do you feel nourished and energized, or drained and depleted? If it’s the latter, it might be time to make some changes.

As a nervous system coach, I can help you explore the different ways your intimate partnership is impacting your wellbeing, and provide guidance on how to navigate any challenges that arise.

From expressing unspoken emotions to setting healthy boundaries, there are many strategies you can use to improve your relationship and promote a healthier nervous system.

Don’t let your relationship take a toll on your emotional and physical health. Contact me today to learn more about how my coaching services can help you create a happier, healthier, and more nourishing partnership.

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