How Individual And Couples Therapy Can Help A Relationship

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Address some practical matters

If you’re going to build a life with someone, you’re going to have to talk about some things that don’t even relate to intimacy or romance but can ultimately affect both of those things. In couples therapy, Matthews says, “Couples can talk about sex, finances, infidelity, parenting issues, communication, relationship goals, roles and personality styles, and personal stress and conflict.” Some of these do pertain to what we see as traditional relationship problems, but some just relate to running a household, rearing children, and managing finances. Keeping your preferences for those matters separate isn’t an option when you marry and/or have children with somebody. So couples who are making the shift from caring for just themselves to caring for a home or children can really benefit from couples therapy.   

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