Marriages everywhere are at risk because of one of the most powerful drugs known to man – called infatuation.
Maybe you don’t think of infatuation as a drug. But Dave Carder, who has spent the past 30 years studying the causes of infidelity, says infatuation is as powerful as any substance out there.
If you think that’s overstated, consider this: when someone walks away from their family for an affair, you probably ask yourself: “What were they thinking?”
According to Dave, they weren’t thinking. And that’s the point. People consumed by infatuation do crazy things and behave as if they’re under the influence of a mind-altering substance because they are. Infatuated people are drunk with emotion, so they don’t make rational decisions or care how their choices impact other people.
Infatuation is especially dangerous because it arises out of everyday relationships – co-workers, neighbors, and family friends. When two unmarried people are together day after day, infatuation is always possible. It can develop before anyone realizes it’s even happening. That’s why, to protect yourself, you have to stay on your toes.
Tomorrow, I’ll share some things to look for that many people miss … until it’s too late.