Does Couples Therapy Work?

How Effective Is It?

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Couples counseling can be effective in situations where couples are having a hard time communicating with each other. If couples find that all of their discussions turn into arguments, or if one or more parties doesn’t feel comfortable expressing needs and wants for fear that the other party won’t understand or take the needs and wants seriously, counseling can be effective. Couples counseling can assist people in communicating even if they get emotional, and can provide tactics that keep people from shutting down when they are sad or angry. Counseling can help individuals take ownership of their feelings and convey them in a way that is easier for their mates to understand, and hopefully tear down any communication barriers they may have and solve their problems. 

Continue reading to uncover who benefits the most from this form of therapy.

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