One of the most amazing things you can do for your marriage is to perfect the art of listening. A lot of the service provided by marriage counselors is geared toward improving communication between couples. You can learn these skills on your own if you’re willing to think outside the box. Couples therapy will teach you how to use “I statements” and active listening, and may even provide conversational prompts to help a couple start the conversation. Tools like, “Five things I like about you…” and “Ten ways you could make me happy if you wanted to…” can help bring couples together.