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Navigating Your Relationship All By Yourself?

Sometimes a relationship benefits from an outside professional view. New perspectives present themselves as well as new ways of being. Open a window to your relationship and watch it improve! For Relationship Counseling: Ilissa Banhazl, marriage and family therapy Call … 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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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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Couples, Appreciation Goes A Long Way! Ilissa Banhazl, MFT, Couple’s Therapist, Upland

Did you ever notice that when someone thanks you for doing something for them or tells you that you did a great job, that you feel encouraged to do something nice for that person again? It’s just that simple in … Continue reading

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What Do You Do When Your Partner Has Anger Issues? Ilissa Banhazl, MFT, San Dimas

The first thing you don’t do is engage! If your partner is spewing angry words and tones at you, you need to tell them you need to take break. If you allow their anger to be turned on you, you … Continue reading

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Where Did Physical Intimacy Go? By Ilissa Banhazl, MFT, La Verne

Maybe the first question I should ask is how’s your communication? When communication goes, so does sex. Who wants to be close with someone when you feel misunderstood or not able to express yourself? The first thing you can to … Continue reading

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You Bring It, We’ll Solve it! Couples Counseling…by Ilissa Banhazl, MFT

When a couple calls to schedule an appointment they often ask, “What will couples counseling be like?” It’s a great question. I tell them, “When you first come in I’ll explain about counseling and confidentiality. Then, I’ll ask both of … Continue reading

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What Do You Do When You Find Out Your Partner Had an Affair and They Don’t Know If They Want Your Forgiveness?

Wait a minute, what’s wrong with this picture? She/he cheated on you and you want to try to forgive, but your partner is not sure that they want to be with you anymore! Aren’t they supposed to be begging for your … Continue reading

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Communication Is Everything In a Relationship! Here Are Some Quick Tips That Can Make All the Difference! Ilissa Banhazl, MFT

Are you sharing your feelings before you tell your partner what’s bothering you about them? Or are you simply complaining or attacking? Are you using your words to tell your partner that you appreciate something they have done? Or are … Continue reading

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