Couples therapy can be an important resource for partners who have concerns about the state of their relationship at any phase of life. Many couples may feel so stuck that they are concerned if their relationship will stand the test of their struggles. Working with a therapist can help facilitate meaningful and productive communication patterns where there used to be endless, circular arguments. Couples therapy is a process for better understanding each other’s feelings, hopes, concerns, and interpersonal styles. This understanding can foster individuality within the context of the relationship and facilitate healing from broken trust and destructive patterns that you both may face.
Dr Joel Crohn is a clinical psychologist in who specializes in couples and family therapy. He has researched, written, and lectured nationally for mental health professionals and general audiences about cross-cultural issues in love and work for over 30 years. He has written two books on marriage, “Mixed Matches: How to Create Successful Interracial, Interethnic, and Interfaith Relationships” and “Beyond the Chuppah: A Jewish Guide to Happy Marriages.”