It is easy to think that romance movies create false expectations when it comes to love and relationships. As much as we may envy or despise the characters and storylines of romance movies, do they really have a negative effect on our relationships? According to research, the answer is no.
Are Beyoncé and Jay-Z in couples therapy? Apparently, mutual friend Gwyneth Paltrow suggested that the pair go together!
Gretchen Rossi and fiance Slade Smiley of 'The Real Housewives of Orange County' fame took their relationship from one reality show to another, appearing on the new version of 'Marriage Boot Camp.'
We’ve all watched enough reality television to know things could be a lot worse with our relationships. Angry yelling matches, threats of divorce, and even drinks to the face can occur. But couples therapy isn’t just for the dysfunctional pair.
I recently had an interesting discussion with a panel of colleagues about the value of couples therapy. The question was this: "Can all couples, even those who are happily married, benefit from working with a skilled couples therapist?"
From a DVR that allows you to watch two live shows at once to a sensor-activated accessory that puts the toilet seat down, these devices will squash spats before they start.
It's normal to disagree with your significant other, but don't let differences in personalities spark huge feuds that will drive a wedge between you both. Check out this relationship expert's advice when it comes to love and money.
Infidelity is often an expression of unhappiness with a relationship. In some important ways, the cheater's needs are not being met, and his or her affair is an attempt to communicate that. Before you get upset, listen to what is being said.
You may feel your partner is totally to blame for his or her affair, but you can both benefit from couples counseling. Take a look at the ways each of you contributed to an unhealthy relationship.
Seeking professional help is a productive step toward recovery after a mental illness diagnosis. But there are so many choices: Should you see an individual or couples counselor? A psychiatrist or psychologist? Here, advice for navigating these important decisions.
A mental illness diagnosis can be hard to handle when you're in a relationship. Internal and external stressors put strain on the love you feel for each other; when it's too much to handle alone, consider couples therapy to help you both heal.
Maintaining a happy long-term relationship isn't easy. And when the going gets tough, the tough sometimes need outside help. Couples counseling isn't a last-ditch effort to save a broken partnership. It's a healthy form of relationship upkeep.
Sometimes, it helps to have a third party's perspective on your relationship — especially when your fling is far flung. Counseling can help you work through trust issues and establish a stronger bond with your partner while you are living separately.
According to a statistic from the Gottman Institute, the average couple who enters therapy has known about the issue that brought them to therapy for six years before they actually got help. Why do couples wait so long to get help? If your relationship is on the rocks, should you consult a relationship expert?