Infidelity, anger, illness, and sexual issues are common reasons people decide to seek help from a marriage counselor. Adults who have suffered from chronic trauma during their childhoods from trusted adults often have a history of impaired personal relationships. But a troubled relationship can also affect each individual in the relationship, and can especially affect the quality of life of the children in the family. Resolution of problems is not the only reason couples come into therapy. Some couples seek counseling to strengthen and deepen their bond with one another. They want to understand each other at a more intimate level.
Couples therapy may be short-term (just a few sessions) or take longer, depending on how far your relationship has deteriorated. Most couple’s therapy involves weekly sessions with homework in between that is designed to improve communication and foster a deeper bond.