Doing Life Together

Doing Life Together

Tonight: The Love Cocktail!

You see him across the crowded room. Your eyes meet and you feel drawn to that person. As you move towards him, your adrenaline rises, your heart races, your mouth is dry–can I even speak?

Then, something amazing happens. Your brain is saturated with a love cocktail. Dopamine floods you like a rush of cocaine. You feel giddy. Serotonin activates and you can’t take your eyes off the person. it is like you are obsessed. Actually you are in some ways as that serotonin release is very similar to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

You meet. His still lives with his mother. He doesn’t have a job and is wearing pink! You don’t care because the love cocktail is soaking your brain. You can’t think. You are in love.

And you sip the cocktail for about 18 to 36 months. Then, the impact wears off and you think, “He still lives with his mom? Why doesn’t he have a job? I can’t deal with this!”

Your love cocktail is gone. Reality sets in. And this is where you really need to pay attention–of course, now you can.

 

 

If you live in the Hampton Roads are, join me tonight at the Chesapeake Central Library for LOVE IN THE LIBRARY as I talk about The Love Cocktail. A night of fun, music, and entertainment!

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