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The marriage counselor will usually take some time to learn about each individual and get a history of the relationship. Then they’ll set some communication ground rules and encourage the couple to discuss their issues. They will interject if they see a miscommunication or a negative pattern of communication, and help the couple find a better way to talk without hurt feelings. They will also call out situations that are abusive or anything that triggers a “red flag.” A lot of times, they’ll coach both partners about how to be more effective and get what they want without hurting one another.