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Couples Counseling

As all couples experience tension or conflict at some point in their relationship, many people are unsure when they should seek couples counseling. The reality is that couples may seek relationship counseling for many different reasons, including:

  • Power struggles
  • Communication issues
  • Substance abuse
  • Sexual dissatisfaction
  • Financial issues
  • Anger issues
  • Infidelity
  • Major life adjustments
  • Frequent conflict or high stress levels
  • Conflicting ideas on childrearing

Most couples counselors agree it’s best to seek couples counseling as soon as discontent enters the relationship. Therapy need not be delayed until an issue becomes a crisis. In many relationships, couples therapy is not considered until issues persist for an average of six years. This delay can make it more difficult to repair or resolve concerns.