Triggers! 4 Ways to Know, 3 Things to Do

2 single bedsDo you find that some of your arguments seem to get more intense than they need to? Usually this is because your partner will say something that triggers you to rage or cry or yell. You may not even know why you’re having such an intense reaction and your partner is unsure of what they did to upset you this much.

It’s a trigger!

Your partner said something that triggered feelings in you from your past and you’re bringing it into the present moment.

Read more to know if this is happening in your relationship communication and what you can do about it>>>

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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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