Why Falling in Love SUCKS

“Falling in love SUCKS!” That’s probably not something you’ve ever heard, right? Because when we think about falling in love, we tend to think of butterflies, heart racing, and endless dreaming. Or at least, that’s how movies, songs, and social media make it out to be. But did you know it can be a real pain sometimes, too? Here are some raw, unfiltered reasons why falling in love isn’t always the magical ride it’s cracked up to be:

It’s an emotional whirlwind.

When you fall in love, every emotion tends to hit you like a ton of bricks. Your heart races, your palms sweat – your body’s on full alert, thanks to a cocktail of neurochemicals. Feel-good hormones like dopamine and norepinephrine flood your brain when you’re with them, talking to them, or even just thinking about them. You might feel like you’re floating on cloud nine, but the wind can change direction without warning. Your serotonin plummets when you’re apart for too long or they don’t text you back right away, making you feel anxious and on edge. 

It makes you look foolish.

It’s a scientific fact that when you fall in love, rational thought just flies out the window. Your prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain in charge of logic and decision-making, tends to slow down. This is why so many of us often become clumsy and tongue-tied around our crush. And once you’re actually in a relationship, forget about playing it cool – suddenly, you’re all about PDA, pet names, and all those mushy, romantic grand gestures.

It clouds your judgment.

Have you ever looked at a red flag through rose-colored lenses? You can’t, because they make you color blind. In the same way that falling in love makes it more likely for you to overlook a person’s flaws. Like we said, love suppresses the part of the brain responsible for critical thinking (the prefrontal cortex). And if you’re with the wrong person, you might find yourself making excuses for behavior that you’d never tolerate from a friend or family member. Only when the initial rush of falling in love fades can you see clearly all the warning signs everyone’s been telling you about.

Your friendships get pushed aside.

Balancing a romantic relationship with friendships can be tricky, and sometimes love can create unintended rifts. Your priorities shift, even if you don’t mean them to, and suddenly, your once-regular hangouts become less frequent as you spend more time talking to your crush and going on dates. Your friends might feel neglected, missing the spontaneity of your friendship and having so much of your time and attention. In turn, you might miss out on important moments in their lives and find yourself on the outside of their inside jokes and shared adventures.

You might lose yourself in it.

When you fall in love, you naturally want to spend a lot of time with that special someone, right? Not only that, you might also start adopting their interests or picking up their hobbies as a way to get to closer with them, like binge-watching all their favorite shows. At first, it seems exciting to try something new, and you enjoy the time together. But as more time goes by, you might notice yourself neglecting your own interests and personal growth. Maintaining your independence is crucial, but love can sometimes blur those boundaries. And it’s all easy to get so wrapped up in your partner that you lose sight of who you are. 

It’s often not what we expect.

In today’s digital age, falling in love often means putting your relationship on display, so we tend to have sky-high expectations of what love should be like. But real relationships are messy and require effort, communication, and compromise. And social media can create a lot of pressure to maintain a perfect image, which can leave you constantly comparing your relationship to others, feeling inadequate, or even staging moments just for the sake of a good post. The gap between what we expect and what we get can be disappointing.

You might get your heart broken.

Everyone wants to fall in love, but no one’s prepared for the heartbreak that might come with it. All the fights leading up to a break up, and the anger and self-doubt that follows. Having to pack up all their stuff, avoid the places you used to go to and the mutual friends you had. Listening to sad songs on repeat and eating your feelings. Wondering where things went wrong and if you could have done something different. Maybe even having to see them move on first and fearing you might never be able to. The emotional hangover can linger for months. And though friends might try to cheer you up with advice and distractions, it can feel like nothing truly helps.

Despite all these downsides, many people still believe falling in love is worth it. Why? Because when it’s good, it’s really good. The joy, the connection, the feeling of being understood and valued—those moments make everything we’ve listed here seem worth it. So don’t think this is a cautionary tale against love. Just go in with your eyes open. Know that it’s not all sunshine and roses, but also be open to the amazing moments that love can bring.

So, what do you think? Is falling in love worth the potential pain and heartbreak? Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below! And if you found this video valuable, hit like and share. Subscribe to our channel for more insightful content. We have videos on related topics like, “MOST Relationships Today Are TOXIC, Here’s Why” and “You’re Not Broken, The Dating World Is.” Thanks for watching!

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