Couples therapy, also known as couples counselling, is a form of talk therapy specifically designed to help couples address relationship conflicts and issues, improve communication and strengthen their overall relationship. While many couples hesitate to seek therapy and consider it a last resort, there are several reasons why couples may want to consider joining couples therapy. Let’s explore them in this article

  • It Can Help Improve Communication

Most couples would agree with the fact that communication is the backbone of a healthy relationship. However, as a relationship progresses, partners may realize that they have not been communicating as well as they used to before. This lack of communication can lead to other issues, such as misunderstandings, arguments and emotional strain for both partners. Couples therapy can help address these communication difficulties by providing partners with a safe space to voice their concerns and also by providing them with skills and resources to communicate with each other in healthier ways.

  • It Can Help Rebuild Trust 

Trust is the foundation of a healthy relationship. However, when trust is broken, it can be difficult to rebuild it. A lack of trust can lead to constant conflicts, insecurities, etc and sometimes it can contribute to the breaking of the relationship as well. Couples therapy space can help both partners address their feelings of insecurity, while also providing them with strategies to regain lost trust.

  • It Can Help With Conflict Resolution

Although it might sound odd or even surprising, relationship researcher and psychologist Dr. John Gottman believes that conflict is part of every healthy relationship. In fact, research states that 69% of relationship conflicts are due to perpetual issues. These issues arise from fundamental differences in the personalities of both partners. Thus, conflict management is an integral part of relationships. Couples therapy helps couples identify unhealthy patterns of interaction that might be contributing to these conflicts while also providing them with tools and techniques to navigate conflicts effectively.

  • Navigating Transitions

Every relationship goes through various phases of transition. Whether it is deciding to get married, deciding to move to another country, or deciding to step into parenthood, all these transitions can be mentally and emotionally challenging for many couples. Couples therapy can not only provide support but also provide couples with coping strategies to go through these transitions effectively.

  • Identifying Strengths

Another benefit of couples therapy is that it doesn’t just focus on addressing problems or issues, but also helps couples identify their strengths and build on them. Recognizing strengths in the relationship helps both partners appreciate each other’s contributions to the relationship, leading to a deeper connection and an increased understanding of the relationship.

  • Preventive Care

Many couples believe that couples therapy is an option only for crises or difficult situations. However, the truth is that couples therapy can benefit any couple who wants to work on their relationship. By addressing concerns early on and developing healthy relationship habits, couples can prevent small issues from escalating into major problems and strengthen their bond over time.

  • Other Benefits

Couples therapy can benefit a relationship in several other ways, such as:

  • It can help increase commitment among partners
  • It can help identify and address individual issues that might be contributing to relationship conflicts
  • It can help address issues related to sex and physical intimacy.


Couples therapy offers a variety of benefits that make it a valuable resource for couples looking to strengthen their relationship. From improving communication and resolving conflicts to navigating transitions and identifying and building on strengths, couples therapy can provide couples with support and space that help their relationship grow and thrive in the long run. 

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  2. Benson, K. (2020, February 27). Is it Time to Go to Couples Counseling? The Gottman Institute.
  3. Harmon, J. (2017, March 22). 10 Good Reasons to Seek Relationship Counseling. GoodTherapy.Org Therapy Blog.


Dhruva Koranne

Dhruva Koranne has completed his Masters in Applied Psychology from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, BALM. He has been practicing as a counsellor since 2020 and works to create a safe space for clients where they can open up. In addition to this, Dhruva loves researching and studying about upcoming theories in the field of Psychology. Connect with him on Linkedin