3 Things You Can Do at Home to Improve Your Relationship While You’re in Couple’s Counseling, Marriage and Family Counseling, Upland, CA

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When you are in couple’s counseling with me, you will learn mindful communication for discussing important topics with your partner.

Sometimes couples save all their important discussions for when they are in session with their therapist. Especially in the beginning people are afraid of addressing certain topics at home for fear of having an argument. That’s okay for a while but if you continue to do this you will slow down your progress.

Here’s 3 Things You Can Do At Home to support your work in session:

1. Ask your partner if it is a good time to talk and make an attempt to use your new skills to discuss an issue.

2. Keep a record of important conversations and behaviors to share in session next time, successes and obstacles.

3. Practice makes perfect so carve out time to talk and practice your communication skills!!! Practice, practice, practice!

The only way to improve your relationship is to work through some unknown territory and discomfort.

So, don’t ALWAYS save it for your therapist’s office. Take a risk and try discussing it with your partner at home.

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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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