Category Archives: couples

When Is It Time to Leave Your Relationship? Part 2- Safety Plan for Domestic Violence by Ilissa Banhazl, MFT

When verbal abuse escalates into physical abuse it is definitely time to leave! You and your children are in danger! How to leave safely is the question. Here are a few suggestions.  1. Make sure you find a cabinet or drawer near your … Continue reading

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When Is It Time To Leave Your Relationship? By Ilissa Banhazl, MFT- Part I

There are times when there is no question whether to leave or stay. See if your relationship contains any of the following characteristics. My partner… 1. Emotionally abuses me by calling me hurtful names like stupid, fat or ugly, etc.. … Continue reading

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Is Your Relationship On Its Last Leg? If So, Try Couple’s Therapy!

Are you unhappy in your relationship? Do you feel stuck like you don’t know how to fix the problem? Have you started separating emotionally in response to the problems? If so, you are not alone. There are many couples just … Continue reading

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Personal Growth and Couple’s Counseling: Can You Answer This Question?

If I asked you to tell me what was wrong with your relationship I’m sure you’d be more clear about what you’re partner needs to work on than you would be about yourself. It doesn’t mean you’re being unfair. It … Continue reading

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Lesbian Counseling Available in Glendora

I work with all kinds of couples and individuals. I’m always surprised when a patient tells me that they found it difficult to find a therapist that works with lesbian clients. I have a private practice located in Glendora near … Continue reading

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Old Baggage Ruining Your Relationship Now?

By Ilissa Banhazl, MFT Do you find that when you are discussing or arguing about something specific that you or your partner bring up old baggage? It could be from 20 years ago! Old baggage will ruin what you have … Continue reading

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What Did You Think of the Cover of Time Magazine Showing the 4 Year Old Boy Nursing on His Mother’s Breast??

Written by Ilissa Banhazl, MFT- So, what was your reaction to the cover of Time Magazine showing the 4-year-old boy nursing on his mother’s breast?? Also, the heading said, “Are You Woman Enough?” Wow! At first glance and in our … Continue reading

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