SULLIVAN41 said on
Many couples walk into marriage counseling with a completely broken relationship. They don’t know how to solve their problems, and oftentimes they don’t even know how to discuss their issues without serious arguments. Those kinds of conflicts often make the situation worse because people tend to say things they don’t mean and hurt one another deeply. Couples counselors will start off by taking a history of the couple’s relationship, including any sore spots and recurring conflicts. They’ll then get them talking about one small source of trouble, and guide them through how to discuss the problem without making things worse.