Might there be a dark side to the increased neuroplasticity from relationships? Relationships might fall on a spectrum from unhealthy to healthy. What happens when there are unhealthy aspects mixed with a more flexible brain? Do partners potentially rewire in a negative way? I ask as a way of possibly further processing a past relationship that seemed to stir my pot in odd and perhaps negative ways. It could be that I haven’t yet realized the positive side to some shifts.
Someone may ask for examples. I don’t have clear examples. I’d say shifts that are in the values/motivations areas. It’s a bit like I shifted into or brought out some of her negative qualities. Perhaps I just became more self-aware of them in myself.
More generally, is there anything that suggests the brain wants to use neuroplasticity for its benefit? Or might the brain say learn not to use a sense or something odd like that?