Category Archives: Couple’s Counseling

Are You Married But Sleeping In Separate Beds? 10 Ways To Connect!

Relationships have their ups and downs for many different reasons including how busy you are working and raising a family. Plus, your working on your own personal growth. Sometimes partners become distant and communication slows. Physical affection can bring you back … Continue reading

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Football, Hockey and More Sports! Women Respond…

Yup, it’s that time of year when your partner may disappear into sports heaven! Many partners find themselves with a lot of free time and perhaps even feel frustrated that things are not being attended to during the games. You … Continue reading

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Could Your Mood Be Affecting Your Relationship? 4 Questions To Ask Yourself

You may think that you and your partner are disconnected because of some deep important problem. However, have you ever considered or noticed how your mood affects your relationship? Ask yourself: 1. Am I tired? 2. Has my partier done … Continue reading

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3 Ways To Turn A Criticism Into A Request and Avoid a Fight

Instead of saying, “I can’t stand when you…” Try using an “I Statement“. I feel  irritated and disrespected   when you  leave your underwear on the floor because I work very hard to keep the house nice  and I would appreciate it if you … Continue reading

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11 Signs of Domestic Violence. Get Help, Get Out!

Physical Violence- using ones’ physical strength or presence to control someone Behind closed doors many individuals struggle with an abusive partner. The longer you live that way the harder it is to get out and someone will definitely get hurt. … Continue reading

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Dating? How Long is Too Long to Wait for A Commitment, By Ilissa Banhazl MFT, Glendora

So you’ve given him/her a year, two years, three years or more and he/she is still not ready to make a commitment to you and the relationship. When is it time to move on? Depending on your circumstances that may … Continue reading

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There’s So Much Do? Does Your Relationship Usually Come Last or Never? 4 Things You Can Do…Counseling, La Verne, CA

Most couples are very busy taking care of responsibilities, interests, self-care, extended family, and probably children at some point. With all that, how are you supposed to carve out time for quality connection with your partner? 1. Well, that’s exactly … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Good Communication is Essential for a Happy Relationship, Therapy, Claremont, CA

Do your discussions turn into arguments most of the time? If so, that’s a sign that you both need to work on your communication. Here are 5 reason why… 1. You are using mind reading and responding as if you … Continue reading

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I’m Curious How Couples’ Counseling Works; We’ve Never Done This Before, 10 Things to Expect, Ilissa Banhazl, marriage and family therapy, Glendora & Upland, CA

I receive calls from either one in the couplehood inquiring about couple’s therapy. What will it be like they wonder… Here’s exactly how couple’s counseling works: 1. First, I will invite you both to attend a session or two together. 2. … Continue reading

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Are You Having Trouble Connecting With Your Partner? Read This! Counseling Claremont, CA

Men and women are different! Men are brought up to be independent and strong. They are told to handle things and keep their emotions inside. What happens is that men grow up not knowing what they are feeling or needing … Continue reading

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