Relationship Get Stronger in Grief

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In time of grief the love, get stronger with maximum emotions and without sex. The counseling by the life partner not only decrease the anxiety also give strength to face the reality. This belief is confirm by Larry Young from the Emory University School of Medicine in Georgia and Oliver Bosch from the University of Regensburg, Germany who examined the role of stress which is plays a significant role in the grieving process.

In the study, the researchers paired 18 male voles with females and 20 males with males for five days, enough time for male and female to mate and form an enduring attachment to each other. The investigators then separated half of each group from its partner and evaluated their mental state. They found that males that were separated from their female partner displayed activities evocative of depression and anxiety in humans.

They spent more time floating rather than swimming when dunked in water and struggled for less time when held upside down by the tail, compared with those voles that had been separated from another male. In vole terms, this means that they showed less will to fight against stressful situations and the brain peptide that regulates the stress response has a role to play in the grieving process.

The effects seen in animals are much different from humans. If they lose their bonded partner, the nervous system becomes overactive. In nature this can be a good thing because this stress response makes them seek out their partner again, helping to maintain a stable relationship. Over activity, lasts for a long period then that may lead to behaviors like depression. What we are tapping into here is the other side of the attachment bond. Pleasure sensors of the brain are activated when couples are together but there is another mechanism involved with the stress of being parted. Currently no effective medication for people who are struggling with prolonged periods of debilitating grief. This work does provide early promise of developing such an approach. 

Feroz Ahmed Bawany goal is to increase my knowledge and to understand the only civilized creations of Almighty Lord are HUMAN. He is a regular contributer to TRCB.com.

 

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