Samuel said on
Couples often need a sounding board, a nonpartisan third party who is willing to listen and mediate conflict. Arguments in which both partners feel their perspective is right, yet are divergent opinions, may benefit from a third party to listen and then give an opinion, or else guide the two to an understanding. Therapists are experts at helping couples resolve conflicts, and can give valuable advice and communication tools to use going forward. The information couples learn in counseling can be very beneficial if they have a good counselor, and are willing to listen and apply the concepts.