Relationships are important!

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



Disappointing past relationships can make you nervous about trying to create new relationships and so you stop trying and become isolated


Or you continue having relationships, but the past is affecting the present.  Being extra sensitive or hypervigilant, suspicious, easily angered, or impulsively breaking off relationships are some of the symptoms of relationship injuries.  Further examples are being a people pleaser; putting the needs of others before your own, in ways that are harmful to you.  In addition, people pleasers hide their true feelings and desires for fear that they will harm the relationship.  But hiding who you are in your relationships creates an inauthenticity that makes true intimacy impossible.


Additionally and more importantly, the issues of the past may have hurt 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.


Unsatisfying 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.



therapist in Encino Rena Pollak, LMFT, CGPLet’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  | Encino, CA 91436  818-245-5298

Rena Pollak, LMFT Therapist in Encino