Do you Fight or Flee in Your Relationship?

(Photo by Mitchell Orr on Unsplash) The “fight or flight” response is a physiological reaction that occurs when faced with something terrifying - either mentally or physically. In the face of a threat, we release hormones that prepare our bodies to stay and fight a threat OR to run to safety. We needed these skills when we were fighting various animals, attackers, etc. Our ancestors depended on this acute stress response for survival. There is much research on the effects of fight or flight on our bodies; living in this heightened place more often than not has it’s effects on the body. Maybe it’s why our ancient ancestors didn’t live as long? I talk to my couples about our fight or flight re

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