Rubber band effect, how many guys would agree?

When going through some old books I happened across my mum's copy of 'Men are from Mars. Women are from Venus'. There's a theory fairly early on called the rubber band effect of men. Basically the rubber band effect is that in relationships men will back away to fulfill some kind of need- be that work, stress related whatever. When they are fully 'stretched' i.e. have fulfilled that they will be ready for certain intimacy and snap back in the relationship.

SO, my question is how many men- girls can answer if they've seen this behavior exhibited in relationships- have done this manouvre of pulling away only to come back stronger?

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