Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver Split

Well let’s just add them to the statistic, half of married couples divorce. How did they ever marry in the first place? He’s a republican and she’s a democrat, duh! Sad though for the kids. Hopefully their parents will give couples counseling a real try before they truly give up.

Ilissa

GalTime has really good articles. Here’s one on whether divorce is ever mutual…

It was “mutual.” Really?

I’m always skeptical when I hear couples say that their decision to separate was a mutual one. Maybe it’s mutual by the time they announce it publicly (even if “publicly” means just telling family and friends), but it almost always starts with one spouse wanting it and the other one resisting it. Over time, the resisting spouse comes to accept the reality of the situation, and the couple then issues a statement emphasizing the mutuality of the decision, wishing each other well, and vowing to work together to ensure that the kids are not negatively impacted. Read more>>>

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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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