Marital therapists have specific training in the field; they know what problems married couples face, they know what the laws and stats are, they understand family roles, and can help you make difficult decisions, such as whether to leave after infidelity. Some marital therapists holding Master’s or doctoral degrees, practice cognitive behavioral therapy, rapid eye desensitization, hypnosis, guided visualization, or brain spotting. These are brain/body exercises that have been proven to effectively reduce anxiety, keep you grounded and balanced, clear your mind, and reduce stress. Just the act of Talking to a counselor is beneficial, more than likely you'll feel relieved to get things off your chest. If you want to repair your marriage, you should take stock of the benefits to your relationship after a few months of counseling.
Marrige counseling can help you better understand yourself and your partner. A third party can help uncover individual issues you didn't even know you had, as well as issues that may arise throughout your marrige. A counselor with experience in counseling married couples may be able to anticipate and address possible future issues.