For thousands of years, philosophers, poets, mystics, and ordinary people have wondered about the human love experience: What is the nature of, and what causes, all those sensations, thoughts, feelings, desires, and sense of “love?”
The modern sciences of psychology and neurology have been slowly but surely establishing a body of knowledge about the mind and how it works in relationships. This emerging “interpersonal neurobiology” is in its infancy.
That said, these are very exciting times, since enough information has emerged to begin connecting some of the major dots, shedding real light on questions like these:
How might my mind impact my ability to be in a successful marriage? What is happening in my mind/brain when I feel upset with my spouse? What’s going on in my spouse's mind when sh/e is frustrated. Why does our minds take over in a heated argument? What are scientifically-validated methods for activating the brain states that support a positive, healthy and happy marriage?