Monthly Archives: October 2012

Are You Really Hearing Your Partner? by Ilissa Banhazl, MFT

When your partner has something important to discuss with you or you’re having a disagreement, do you really listen when your partner speaks? Or are you ready and waiting to defend yourself or your point of view? We need to … Continue reading

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When Is It Time to Leave Your Relationship? Part 2- Safety Plan for Domestic Violence by Ilissa Banhazl, MFT

When verbal abuse escalates into physical abuse it is definitely time to leave! You and your children are in danger! How to leave safely is the question. Here are a few suggestions.  1. Make sure you find a cabinet or drawer near your … Continue reading

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When Is It Time To Leave Your Relationship? By Ilissa Banhazl, MFT- Part I

There are times when there is no question whether to leave or stay. See if your relationship contains any of the following characteristics. My partner… 1. Emotionally abuses me by calling me hurtful names like stupid, fat or ugly, etc.. … Continue reading

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A Tip For Better Communication With Your Partner, from Ilissa Banhazl, MFT

When I observe couples discussing an important issue I notice behaviors that make it difficult to resolve issues. First I notice that when the discussion becomes somewhat emotional because partners are passionate about their points, couples will interrupt the other … Continue reading

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Watch a Short Video of Ilissa Banhazl, Eating Disorder Therapist in Glendora; As She Explains Eating Disorders…

Watch a Short Video of Ilissa Banhazl, Eating Disorder Therapist in Glendora; As She Explains Eating Disorders…

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