Dopamine makes you believe them when they say they’ll “change”

The same neurotransmitter that is responsible for cocaine addiction is also responsible for addiction to dangerous romantic partners. According to Harvard Health, both drugs and intense, pleasurable memories trigger dopamine and create reward circuits in the brain — essentially telling the brain to “do it again.”

Do you remember recalling the pleasurable, beautiful first moments with your narcissistic partner — even after you’d broken up? The romantic dates, the sweet compliments and praise, the incredible sex? That’s the dopamine talking. The salience theory of dopamine suggests that ourbrain releases dopamine not just for pleasurable events, but for important ones that are linked to survival.

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Author: Linda Turner

Coaching and Therapy Currently studying Psychotherapy , Cognitive psychology, Hypnotherapy. Qualified NLP, EMDR and CBT therapist. REIKI Master. I believe in truth, honesty and integrity! ≧◔◡◔≦

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