Q&A Do We Revert Back to Our Old State Once the Threat Disappears?

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I was reading a book called How Dogs Love Us. It's about a neuroscientist who trains his dog to lay in an MRI machine so he can try to decode the canine brain. I know it's completely unrelated to infidelity, but there was a sentence that made me question this whole process. Here is the sentence, "As soon as the threat disappears, behavior reverts to its natural state." This made me think that I, as the betrayed, will constantly have to have this threat, i.e. divorce, so that he doesn't revert. How crazy is that? I know the canine brain and human brain are very different, however, there is truth in that sentence. We all slow down when we see the police (threat) and as soon as they are out of sight we speed up (revert to natural). What are your thoughts on this correlation that I have thought about?

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