Chriselda Santos is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in San Antonio, Texas. She is a doctoral candidate in Marriage & family therapy PhD. Couples therapy is one of her specialties (10yrs experience assisting couples). Research shows that to make a relationship, last couples must become better friends, learn to manage conflict, and create ways to support each other's hopes & dreams for the future. Marriage counseling is never a personâ€™s favorite thing to do, because it means facing fears and working out plans and compromises, and of course, most of us would rather be doing something else. Marriage therapy means making an effort to make a relationship work, and most frightening of all, it means change.