“Love is a state of temporary psychosis.”*

*Sigmund Freud (6 May 1856 – 23 September 1939)

Irvin D. Yalom, in Love’s Executioner (1989):

“I do not like to work with patients who are in love. Perhaps it is because of envy—I, too, crave enchantment. Perhaps it is because love and psychotherapy are fundamentally incompatible. The good therapist fights darkness and seeks illumination, while romantic love is sustained by mystery and crumbles upon inspection. I hate to be love’s executioner.”

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