Film/TV Therapy: Watch the TV Show MadMen and Understand 5 Things About Relationships, Counseling, La Verne, CA

The goal is equality

The goal is equality

The TV show Madmen transports you to another time; except it feels like another world. It is eye opening for women and men to see the changes in women, men and relationships since then.

Back then:

1. Women were still submissive and oppressed in the  60’s.

2. They needed to fight for their rights to be equal to men.

3. Most men controlled relationships and women were afraid to use their voices.

4. It is understandable how womens’ rights and the sexual revolution confused men and challenged how they treated women.

5. Dating, relationships and marriage are more challenging since that era.

Today, 40% of women are the breadwinners in their family making more money than their husbands. 60% say that they do more housework in the home and spend more time caring for their children and are calling for men to help more. Women still face challenges but “We’ve come a long way baby!”

Have you found your voice yet? Watch the show on Netflix. It could encourage you to use your voice.

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. or
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