Five YourTango Experts make the case for why you should see a counselor sooner rather than later.
According to a statistic from the Gottman Institute, the average couple will wrestle with an issue for six years before going to therapy to get help. Why do couples wait so long to get help? If your relationship is on the rocks, should you consult a relationship expert?
Richard Drobnick says that couples usually don't want to address the issues in their relationships. "Change is scary, so going to a counselor means I'm willing to change, I'm willing to take a risk," he says. "And oftentimes, people are not in a good marriage, but at least it's familiar. It's comfortable enough."