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Advice for Dating! 8 Tips! Marriage and Family Therapist, Ilissa Banhazl, Glendora

The best advice I can give you for dating is pretty simple. Be yourself! 1.You do not want to give “too much” personal information on the first date because it can be overwhelming for your date. 2.You do not want … Continue reading

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So You Made It Through Christmas, Now What? by Ilissa Banhazl, MFT

I hope your holidays were fun and satisfying. Were there any relationship issues that reared its ugly head? Even though the holidays can be fun and exciting, people tend to experience a lot of stress too. See if you answer … Continue reading

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A Tip For Better Communication With Your Partner, from Ilissa Banhazl, MFT

When I observe couples discussing an important issue I notice behaviors that make it difficult to resolve issues. First I notice that when the discussion becomes somewhat emotional because partners are passionate about their points, couples will interrupt the other … 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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