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How does couple therapy help in improving my relationship?

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purplerain said on
As a therapy reveals the bad structures and habits of a relationship and forces you to talk and think about the relationship it can help to make a decision to change your patterns.
Christian said on
Sharing experiences with other couples can help have insight into issues that are similar to your own. Asking or advice from trusted friends who have healthy marriages, or those who have gone to marriage counseling, can be helpful for dealing with your own marriage issues.
Garrison said on
We can learn helpful tactics and best practices from couples who are also honest and open about their struggles with marriage. This kind of vulnerabiliy can be helpful for everyone involved as they seek to strengthen their marriages.
Bradon said on
Couples therapists are skilled professionals, and they have experience with many different kinds of relationship problems.  They can help you understand the personality type and communication style of your partner, and identify what patterns of behavior are causing conflict.  Getting to the root cause is often helpful, because many different problems can be tackled at once.  You must realize that the counselor’s job is only to make it easier, or in some cases possible, to communicate with your spouse.  You will still have to do the hard work it takes to improve the relationship, including empathizing, talking frankly and letting your guard down, and changing your behavior to better suit your spouse.
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