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When is it really time for couples therapy?

Couples should seek therapy long before they think they “need” to. Most experts believe that therapy can be an important part of your relationship.

Most issues within a couple start small and then grow in size when they don’t get resolved. This is where therapy can help, by giving tools and techniques to improve conflict resolution.

There are three sides to every story: his side, her side and the truth. An objective third party can be just the ticket when couples feel they can no longer communicate effectively.

Rather than viewing therapy as the solution to a crisis, look at it as an integral aspect of a healthy life. Every couple should take preventive measures to maintain health in their relationship, just like going to the gym.

If couples don’t work their relational and emotional ‘muscles,’ they become un-toned, weak and create more of a chance of damage being done to their relationship.

 Question: Do you think that couples should go to therapy before they have a crisis?

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