In our many interviews with people “in love” we ask them the most revealing question of the interview – “When did you know you were in love?”  We have heard very consistent answers over our 26+ years of interviews with couples in love. There are seven key indicators to know when you are really in love:

1.  Physical:  People who say they are in love report getting “goosebumps,” “a palpating heart,” “sweaty palms,” “a tingling sensation all over my body.”  People in love have a positive physical reaction when they think about or see the one they love.

2.  Emotional:  When they think about or see the person they love most lovers report “an uncontrollable smile comes over my face whenever I see her,” and “I miss him when he leaves the room.”  People in love feel emotions for the person they love that they do not routinely feel for others.

3.  Positive worry:  Over the years, we continue to be amazed about the consistency with which people in love report to us that they “worry about their lover” when they are not around.  Thoughts about what we have come to call “positive worry” about the one they love begin to creep into their mind.

I had always been told these were the sure signs of being a co-dependent. Ha. Goes to show what most of us know about love. Or maybe I should just speak for myself. Enjoy.

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