This book contains proven a road map of things to look out for in a relationship. It is perfectly natural to crave love and affection. Serious relationships can add a sense of security and meaning in one's life. Naturally humans seek a partner to share their lives with. Falling in love is a beautiful, magical feeling but many people end up in unhealthy relationships despite signs that their partner was not for them because they are blinded by love.
At certain point in life you might find yourself in a unhealthy relationship. Relationships are never rosy, something we all would definitely agree upon. Getting easily influenced by your partner and making sacrifices and innumerable compromises are a norm. Love sometimes feel so good that we simply ignore the red flags waving right before us. Scientists found out that the feelings of love lead to suppression of activity in the part of the brain that is controlling critical thoughts. Once we are in love with a person, the brain decides to reduce the need to assess the character and personality of the person. Romantic love suppresses our critical thinking and also chemicals and hormones like oxytocin and dopamine cloud our judgment. Many times when we get to notice our partner's negative behaviors we might minimize them by saying it is not that bad. Bad behaviors and attitude that are noticed early in the relationship tend to amplify themselves as the relationship deepens. Knowing that your judgment is clouded, it's important to enter any serious relationship with both your head and your heart. You need be able to distance yourself from the powerful emotions you're likely feeling in a new relationship so that you can notice any red flags.
©2016 Patricia Carlisle (P)2016 Patricia Carlisle
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