People (especially men) who have traumatic brain injury often have a difficult time in the dating world.
We don’t recognize social cues at times and anything nonverbal is a real pain in the ass. This is especially true when you are dealing with the Internet.
One problem that people like myself have is the sense of timing, and that’s because the hippocampus has been damaged. The hippocampus serves as a clock, so for most of us, it’s hard to know when to do what-and most of the time we miss completely. We never mean to smother, but it happens. This is because some of us made the opposite mistake in the past in waiting too long.
Some of us don’t even realize that someone is flirting with us-and I’m fucking serious about that. It’s not that we’re stupid. Our hippocampus has been affected.
Research from Columbia Medical Research Center show that a small part of the hippocampus, know as CA-2 is critical for retaining social recall. CA-3 helps us remember a memory from partial cues.
I’m officially fucked here. I’m so fucked right here that I look like a pornstar after a gangbang filmed by Vivid.
The hormone, Vasopressin, is linked to sexual motivation, bonding, and other like functions.
You can read the rest of the information from Psych Central here:
This is something that I have had to learn the hard way, and now I have to learn how to properly maintain a steady pace.
As broken as I am in the chest, I have to admit that maybe this is what needed to happen.
What happens when you find the problem? You learn how to find the solution.