All posts by Daniel Dashnaw

Negative Sentiment Override…How the Partner in Your Head Can Ruin Your Marriage

Do You Suffer From Negative Sentiment Override? Do you suffer from Negative Sentiment Override in your marriage? I tell couples that I’m working with that there are 4 people in their relationship.

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11 Tell-Tale Signs of Internet Infidelity and 4 Ways to Heal

Is Internet Infidelity Different? Is Internet Infidelity different? Not really…and yes, very different. Spouses engage in Internet Infidelity for the same reasons as real-life infidelity. It distracts

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5 Ways to Spot a Narcissistic Wife and 5 Ways to Deal With Her

The Perils of Having a Narcissistic Wife Therapists are only supposed to engage in self-disclosure if it serves the treatment plan for the client. I see no reason to have a different standard for this

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Communication Miracle for Couples?

Fireman Husbands and their Smoke Detector Wives Can science-based couples counseling result in communication miracles for couples? Here’s a different set of questions. What is the purpose of a

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Do Millennials Have the Wrong Idea About Marriage?

Do Millennials Have the Wrong Idea About Marriage? Do Millennials have the wrong idea about marriage? Did I have the wrong idea about Millennial marriages for that matter? In a recent post, I celebrated

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How to be a Better Listener in Marriage

Turn Toward Your Partner by Being a Better Listener in Marriage Want to be a better listener in Marriage? In the Gottman Method of  Couples Therapy, we focus on building a solid base of friendship that

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5 Easy and Quick Ways to Make a Good Marriage Even Better

How to Make a Good Marriage Even Better It’s about time I wrote something about how to make a good marriage even better. As I was looking through my blog posts over the last few years, it occurred

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Chronic Illness and Marriage Problems

Chronic Illness and Marriage Problems Chronic illness and marriage problems are increasingly on the radar of medical researchers. It’s an axiom of marital research that happily married couples (particularly

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Good Couples Therapy Looks Like This…

What Does Good Couples Therapy Look Like? It’s 2019. Happy New Year! So you’ve both decided to start couples therapy. Good for you. Are you ready? Maybe it’s overdue. And you’re

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13 Things to Do When You’ve Just Discovered Their Affair

 You’ve Just Discovered Their Affair You’ve just discovered their affair. Now What? I asked CTI Couples Therapist Tehilla Luttig for her thoughts on this issue because we get this question

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