Many couples seek counseling because they are discouraged by the lack of intimacy or the possible breakdown of trust and mutual respect within the relationship.
Couples counseling can help couples repair intimacy and rebuild the relationship. It can teach partners the tools to communicate more effectively, negotiate differences, and problem solve.
In some cases, the result of couples counseling can sometimes be the decision to end the relationship. Either way, counseling can help couples understand their relationship better and make well-thought-out decisions.
In general, couples counseling is a more short-term therapy process ranging from a few weeks to a few months depending on the severity of the issues.