Your Brain on Threat

How Expectations and Demands Can Booby-trap Your Relationship

OK, I’m going to way oversimplify things here for starters, but actually it’s not that far off. Let’s say your brain has two modes: Threat Mode, and Friendly (or normal) Mode. Let’s call them TM and FM for short.

In FM, you can plan, organize, maintain perspective, problem-solve creatively, and…