Ilissa’s Tip #2: Better Communication With Your Partner: Say Goodbye to Mind Reading…

#2 – Before you assume you know what your partner is thinking when something they do bothers you-Try Being Curious. Check in and ask.  I was thinking this and I might be wrong but I’m curious.  Are you…?

Most times partners are thinking different things about an exchange. That’s because each one of us brings our personal reaction to things because of our unique life experiences.

Don’t get mad, get curious and create safety and intimacy. It feels really good.

 Want to pick up another communication tip?

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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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One Response to Ilissa’s Tip #2: Better Communication With Your Partner: Say Goodbye to Mind Reading…

  1. Very important tip!
    It makes a huge difference to be curious instead of assuming that we know!

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