Communication Is Everything In a Relationship! Here Are Some Quick Tips That Can Make All the Difference! Ilissa Banhazl, MFT

Couple's counseling to help partners gain awareness of self and their relationship

Healthy communication in your relationships Is the key to happiness .

Are you sharing your feelings before you tell your partner what’s bothering you about them? Or are you simply complaining or attacking?

Are you using your words to tell your partner that you appreciate something they have done? Or are you taking your partner for granted and barking out orders?

Are you telling your partner what you need or are you expecting them to read your mind and then feeling resentful when you feel let down?

Are you showing empathy when your partner shares something with you? Or are you fixing or directing the conversation to what’s important to you?

Are you having stress reducing conversations about outside stressors? Or are you letting outside stressors effect your relationship?

Certainly something to think about. See if you can have an awareness of yourself this week. See if your behaviors come close to the healthy behaviors described above. See if your relationship improves.

Teach your partner these easy tips.

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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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