Daniel Dashnaw

Daniel is a Marriage and Family Therapist. He currently sees couples at Couples Therapy Inc. in Boston, Massachusetts, three seasons in Cummington (at the foothills of the Berkshires...) and in Miami during joint retreats with his wife, Dr. Kathy McMahon. He uses EFT, Gottman Method, Solution-focused and the Developmental Model in his approaches.

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How to Stop Fighting With Your Partner…Externalization and the Art of the Time Out

How to Stop Fighting With Your Partner Perhaps you’re reading this because you want to learn how to stop fighting with your partner. The first thing to consider is that while marital conflict is unavoidable, toxic fighting and escalation are entirely preventable. Here are the 2 powerful ideas for what to do instead of fighting …

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How to Rekindle a Marriage After a Baby

How to Rekindle a Marriage After a Baby New parenthood can be stressful. Many young couples want to know how to rekindle a marriage after a baby arrives. Decades of research has shown that marital satisfaction, particularly the new mother’s marital satisfaction fades as the young couple crosses the developmental threshold into parenthood. However, Gottman …

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Beware of “Common Sense” in Relationships

The Problem With Common Sense in Relationships Beware of any advice which offers “Common Sense” in relationships. This is a considerable problem in couples therapy. We are swimming in shameless love gurus who have no academic or clinical training whatsoever. We see them on TV and the internet. The phrase “love coach” or “relationship expert” …

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If You Can’t Forgive Your Spouse After an Emotional Affair…Acceptance?

After an Emotional Affair…Do we Have an Intimacy Doomsday? If you told me that you couldn’t forgive your spouse after an emotional affair, I might offer that the bulk of humanity might tend to disappoint as well. New research on emotional infidelity is quite sobering. A vast study involving 90,000 male and female subjects found that at some point in …

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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. They look a little startled at first. There’s the real John. And then there’s the John that lives in Mary’s head. This is …

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