What's love got to do with it? If you're referring to health and well-being, then just about everything, according to the latest research. The National Institute of Medicine in Washington, D.C., looked at numerous studies across the U.S., Scandinavia and Japan, all concluding that intimate relationships can add years to one's life. Part of the reason, based on a study out of the State University of New York, is that when people are with their partners, their blood pressure is lower, even in relationships that aren't always happy ones. The landmark book written by three eminent psychiatrists, A General Theory of Love, adds that because we influence each other via our limbic systems, "What we do inside relationships matter more than any other aspect of human life."
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