COUPLES THERAPY

Building Intimacy and Trust

Some couples seek counseling to strengthen their partnership and gain a better understanding of each other.

Couples counseling can also help couples who plan to get married. Premarital counseling can help couples achieve a deeper understanding of each other and iron out differences before marriage.

In other cases, couples seek counseling to improve a troubled relationship. You can use couples counseling to help with many specific issues, including:

  • Communication problems

  • Sexual difficulties

  • Conflicts about child rearing or blended families

  • Substance abuse

  • Anger

  • Infidelity

Couples counseling might also be helpful in cases of domestic abuse. If violence has escalated to the point that you're afraid, however, counseling alone isn't adequate. Contact the police or a local shelter or crisis center for emergency support.