We all know romantic relationships are hard work. Like most things, they require regular maintenance to keep them running well. If there is a problem, it’s best to have it repaired right away to avoid further complications down the road.
Often, couples can communicate and resolve issues. Other times, despite our best efforts, we need to rely on a professional to take a look and give us a hand.
Couples therapy is appropriate for any relationship. Couples therapy can be effective over all ages, all ethnic groups, and all socioeconomic statuses. In addition, couples who are dating, engaged, married, living together for years, etc., are able to experience the benefits of couples therapy. The therapy can be used to resolve current problems, address issues with parenting, address issues with conflict, issues with stress, etc., to apply the skills they have learned in therapy to their day-to-day interactions.
Most couples come away from couples therapy with gained insight into their relational patterns, increased emotional expression, and the skills necessary to communicate and problem-solve with their partners more effectively.