Daniel Dashnaw M.S. M.A.

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Couples Therapy with a Brand New Man?

Are We Seeing the Emergence of a Brand New Man? Fascinating new research conducted by the University of British Columbia indicates that Millenial men tend to value selflessness, social engagement, and

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How Long Does Sadness Last? the Science of Bad Outcomes

How long do we feel sad after a serious personal setback? And what sorts of setbacks are particularly impactful? In these extraordinary times, I took a detour into new research from the field of Labor

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Personality Change After Heart Surgery

Can Personality Change After Heart Surgery? One of the ways science-based couples therapists are different is that we stay current with research that impacts relationships. Some of this research may, at

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How the Gottman Relationship Checkup and Other Relationship Questions Improve Couples Therapy

The Importance of Relationship Questions Before Couples Therapy At Couples Therapy Inc., we understand the importance of relationship questions. Every relationship contains two stories, eagerly waiting

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State Dependent Learning…an Often Neglected Idea in Couples Therapy

What is State-Dependent Learning? State-Dependent Learning is perhaps the most essential idea in couples therapy…but it rarely gets discussed. What is State-Dependent Learning? Simply put, State-Dependent

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Hiraeth…Timshel…and the Wolf You Feed

The Wolf You Feed Is the Wolf that Wins Today I’m going to write about two wolves, and especially the wolf you feed. I’ll also introduce two words you may not be familiar with… Hiraeth

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The Healing Power of Holding Hands, Hugs and Kisses

How Physical Affection Can Heal Can Hugs and Kisses and Holding Hands heal our nervous system? Doctoral student Samantha Wagner headed up a research team at Binghamton University in New York. The research

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Our Collective Behavioral Emergency

The Behavioral Emergency That Threatens Our Survival We are in the grips of a behavioral emergency. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), a behavioral emergency is:  when a client

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Adult ADHD Relationships…and, Yes…the Pandemic

I am delighted to present a new guest blog post by Melissa Orlov. Melissa is an important thought-leader in the field of couples therapy. She is the founder of ADHDmarriage.com, and the author of two award-winning

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Our House is on Fire…

Here is another guest blog post is from one of our most popular online couples therapists, Havi Kligfeld. Havi is a graduate of Columbia University School (M. S. in Social Work, 1997). She also studied

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