The divorce rate is almost at 50% but couples that aren’t married and are just dating tend to focus on only the good and never the bad when it comes to a relationship. There are red flags that are easily noticed when in a relationship or searching for one. When you’re in a relationship, you shouldn’t be forcing your partner to think and have the same values and ideals for you. You shouldn’t be controlling them at all. You also shouldn’t be looking for a mate in order to heal all of the wounds in your mind. In order to have a healthy relationship, you’ll need to learn to love yourself first.
- Thinking about loved ones causes dopamine levels to increase and pre-frontal cortex activity to drop.
- Research shows that couples in love develop delusional perceptions of each other.
- Premarital counseling is beneficial, although it risks killing the love high.
“The pre-frontal cortex (PFC) houses your ability to do executive functioning, in other words, your ability to critically analyze a situation and/or person in a rational way and come to a reasonable decision.”