Engaging in couples counseling has the potential to revolutionize your relationship. It can be helpful for couples who experience relationship challenges such as repetitive arguments, feelings of distance or emptiness in the relationship; anger, resentment, and unhappy or negative communication patterns can also be brought to light and transformed into healthy interactions. Working with a therapist you and your partner have the opportunity to go beyond
surface emotions and express deeper feelings that perhaps you were not even aware of.
Couples counseling can enable the couple to communicate effectively, learn healthy conflict resolutions skills and to re-build intimacy and trust. For couples in long-term relationships, ongoing, deep issues can be more safely discussed in the presence of a neutral third party.
To make couples counseling more effective it is helpful to make a commitment to counseling, and to come into therapy with the awareness that the potential for greater relationship satisfaction exists. Growth can be maximized if you are able to open to the process and aware that change takes time.