Relationships are important!

… but what if they’re causing more disappointment than joy?

Your past relationships have affected you…

Dissapointing past relationships can make you nervous about trying to create new relationships and so you stop trying.  Being alone avoids conflict and disappointment, but it can be lonely.

Or you may continue having relationships, but the emotional injuries that you experienced in past relationships makes you extra sensitive or hypervigilant in every relationship, causing you to become suspicious, easily angered, or impulsively breaking off relationships. 

Alternately, in order to avoid rejection, you may have become a people pleaser.  You’re so concerned about their acceptance that you let them cross your boundaries.  You feel like they’re taking advantage of you, but you’re afraid to say “no.”  Ultimately, it’s a lonely relationship when you can’t share all your feelings.

In a similar way, issues from the past may have damaged the relationship that you have with yourself.  Instead of loving yourself and treating yourself with respect, care, and encouragement, you’re mean to yourself; you criticize yourself, make unfair demands on yourself, and neglect yourself.

All of these disconnections in relationships can make you feel lonely, sad, frustrated and scared.

…but you can create a new future of happy, satisfying relationships.

Whether those relationships are with your spouse, family, friends, or co-workers, therapy can help you work through the old pain so that you can have a new future where your relationships bring you joy.

Let’s Talk

Schedule a free 15 minute consultation by calling 818-245-5298, or by clicking on the contact me page now.  Telephone or online therapy are available.

Rena Pollak, LMFT, CGP is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, License no. LMFT78442 and a Certified Group Psychotherapist.  Therapy offices in Encino and Calabasas are located near Tarzana, Van Nuys, Reseda, Sherman Oaks, Woodland Hills, Agoura Hills, Malibu, Topanga, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, and Canoga Park.  Terms and Conditions.

There is only one happiness in this life, to love and to be loved – George Sand

Rena Pollak, LMFT  | Calabasas, CA 91302  Encino, CA 91436  818-245-5298

Rena Pollak, LMFT Therapist in Encino