Couples Therapy 101 What You Need to Know About the Process Main PhotoEveryone in a long-term relationship has at one point thought about couples therapy or marriage counseling. It’s completely understandable. Relationships are hard. But if your relationship has been on the rocks and the thought of sharing your private life with a stranger and rehashing it all, sounds like a nightmare, couples therapy can be great. Marriage counseling, or partner/couples therapy, is 100% worth your time, IF you’re willing to do the work needed to save the relationship. If you’re having trouble communicating with each other, the right therapist is going to help guide you through talking about your core issues, together.

Andrew G. Marshall, a relationship therapist and the author of The Single Trap: The Two-Step Guide to Escaping and Finding Lasting Love, wrote in The Guardian: “If you can get over the hump of entering relationship therapy, the rewards are often much greater than those of individual counselling. In many cases, couples get an immediate short-term boost. This is partly down to a sense of relief that something is finally being done, but mainly because our partner agreeing to this ordeal is concrete proof that she or he cares.”