All posts by Daniel Dashnaw

The 5 Essential Tasks to Achieving Forgiveness in Marriage

Why is Forgiveness in Marriage So Hard? Is there an attachment science of forgiveness in marriage? What is forgiveness in marriage? Is it possible…or even desirable? In this post, I’m going

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The 5 Tell-Tale Signs of a Clinically Covert Narcissist Husband

The Clinical Covert Narcissist Husband What is a Covert Narcissist Husband? We have a mistaken notion that narcissism is always characterized by a larger than life expansive grandiosity. But there is another

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13 Crucial Rules for Fighting Fair in Marriage

Rules for Fighting Fair? Isn’t Fighting Bad? Any discussion about rules for fighting fair in marriage first has to deal with the question “why fight at all? Isn’t fighting a sign of a

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Christian Couples Counseling in a Secular Therapy World

Science-based Christian couples counseling may not be an oxymoron, but it might as well be. Psychotherapy has never been particularly curious about religious faith of any kind. Most modern therapists do

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3 Important Ways That Your Couples Therapist Relationship is Unique

The couples therapist relationship is complex because your couples therapist has a unique and important role. Choose carefully. The therapeutic alliance is the most important factor in couples therapy.

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Choosing a Life Partner…Science…or Sexy Story?

Choosing a life partner is an important decision. Because of that fact, there’s been a lot of research both good and bad that explore how we decide who we want to spend our lives with. Some of this

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3 Top Reasons to Leave a Marriage

Couples therapists hear all kinds of reasons to leave a marriage. But a new research study by Professor Samantha Joel says that while 23 separate reasons were given by study participants, 3 dominant issues

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7 Ways Your Depressed Husband Shows Up In Couples Therapy

Your Depressed Husband and Couples Therapy We have been studying men like your depressed husband in couples therapy for more than twenty years. Many researchers now believe that a depressed husband acts

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Personality Change after Bariatric Surgery and Marital Conflict

Personality Change After Bariatric Surgery Personality change after bariatric surgery is a fact, and marital conflict is often the result. After bariatric surgery, hormone levels dramatically shift, and

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Is There Hope For My Marriage After Separation?

The Lure of Separation. Most Online Advice is Totally Wrong. Is there hope for my marriage after separation? I hear that question a lot. And in this post I’m going to take you deep into the science

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