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Since time immemorial the poets have told us a simple truth: Love is blind. Scientists, with their modern sensibilities, give us the reason for the poetic insight: infatuation with a new love is actually a release of dopamine and a related hormone, norepinephrine, making us giddy and euphoric — and, not coincidentally, suppressing the prefrontal cortex that regulates rational behavior.
So, who can blame anyone who’s high on dopamine for missing some obvious red flags in a relationship?
If you can step back for a moment from your hormonal drives, you might want to give a little thought to what those red flags might be. In this video, bestselling author Lewis Howes interviews psychotherapist and bestselling author Esther Perel for a wide-ranging discussion on jealousy, the value of therapy early in a relationship, personal growth as it relates to developing a stable romantic relationship and much more.