In The Brain in Love, Dr. Amen takes on the importance of the brain in love, sex and relationships. If the brain is the largest sex organ, then understanding how it works can give you insight into sex, intimacy and your connection to the person you love. He also sheds some light on the difference in communication styles and in needs between men and women.
I’m always intrigued by books that explain why we do the things we do. Ever wonder why when you fall in love your behavior becomes so erratic and you feel like you are going crazy? Evidently, there is an explanation. Dr. Amen also offers explanations for why we feel the way we do during breakups, as well as suggestions on how to survive them. In this book, Amen delves into what happens chemically in the brain when we are in love. Sometimes knowing that there is a chemical/biological reason for these feelings makes them easier to bear.
In his clinical work, Dr. Amen focuses on brain imbalances and how they can affect our life. He uses a combination of brain imaging, counseling, holistics, and medication to treat his patients. In The Brain in Love he shows how these imbalances can also affect our relationships. Sometimes problems in relationships can have underlying neurochemical problems. The book discusses how issues like ADD, PMS and mood disorders can negatively impact marital and sexual health and create conflict in your domestic life. Gaining awareness and finding solutions to these problems can help salvage sinking relationships.
Whether you’re struggling in a relationship, looking to enhance one or just interested in learning more about human behavior, this is an interesting and insightful read on the brain’s role in sex and love.