Therapy

Does Couples Therapy Work? Keys to Success

Only if both members of the couple really love each other and want to do better

Posted Mar 07, 2012

For me, there are three basic guidelines that can go a long way.  

1.  Couples therapy can only work if there is one condition present from early on: both members of the couple must be primarily motivated by love and a desire to do better. If one or both members of the couple is mostly interested in using the other as a trash can into which they can dump all of their troubles, then there isn't a basis of a good relationship to build on. Each member of the couple must become dedicated to working constructively in each session—and to do their best to contain their destructive impulses.

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