>Counselors: Couples Need to Communicate to Survive Strain

>Couples must keep the lines of communication open to survive the stress of foreclosures and financial problems that could put them at risk of divorce, said Katherine Hertlein, an assistant professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

We see a lot of people struggling with these issues internally,” said Hertlein, who works in the university’s Department of Marriage and Family Therapy.

The department operates a clinic and offers low-cost or free counseling to university students and employees as well as members of the community.

When couples are facing financial problems, women often try to provide more financial help by taking on one or more part-time jobs, taxing themselves physically and psychologically, Hertlein said.

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About Ilissa Banhazl

Ilissa Banhazl is a licensed marriage and family psychotherapist, former grade school teacher and holds a masters degree in reading. She has a private practice in Glendora, CA and lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband and three children. She specializes in adult, adolescent, individual, couple, and family relationship counseling as well as eating disorder treatment and recovery. She facilitates a Women’s Support Group in Glendora as well as a Women’s Disordered Eating & Body Image Group. Ilissa authors 3 therapy blogs, Marriage and Family, Eating Disorders and Group Therapy. You can follow her at FB and Twitter. http://www.ilissabanhazlmft.com or http://www.eatingdisordersgroup.com
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