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What if I told you there was work? I’m sure you wouldn’t believe me, and for good reason!

It’s easy to see how difficult relationships can be. If there was a totally effective method for happy, healthy relationships out there, surely someone would have packaged it up and sold it by now, right?

What is Couples Therapy and What is Couples Counseling? “Couples therapy” and “couples counseling” usually mean the same thing. There is no difference between them on a technical level.

While couples therapy can be a great way to reconnect with your partner or a magic recipe for making a relationship end the differences between you, there are many ways to make sure you keep the spark alive and the relationship healthy without seeing a professional. There are many resources out there that draw from theories or research in couples therapy.

It’s never too late (or too early) to start putting a little more effort into your relationship. If you would like to improve your connection, choose one or two of the activities and exercises described below to practice with your partner.

How to Know If You Need Marriage Counseling

If your marriage is having problems, you definitely should not wait too long to seek professional help. It may be hard to find the right counselor with the skills to help your relationship, but they are out there and willing to help. There are ways to to find a counselor specializing in marriage or couples therapy. You may have to meet with more than one to find the right fit. There are also ways to gauge if counseling will actually work for your marriage. Fortunately, we do have some information on the types of couples that get the most, and the least, from marriage counseling.

Here are some questions to consider:

  • Did you marry at an early age?
  • Did you not graduate from high school?
  • Are you in a low-income bracket?
  • Are you in an inter-faith marriage?
  • Did your parents divorce?
  • Do you often criticize one another?
  • Is there a lot of defensiveness in your marriage?
  • Do you tend to withdraw from one another?
  • Do you feel contempt and anger for one another?
  • Do you believe your communication is poor?
  • Is there a presence of infidelity, addiction, or abuse in your marriage?

If you answered "yes" to most of these questions, then you are statistically a higher risk for divorce. It does not mean that divorce is inevitable, it may mean that you have to work much harder to keep your relationship on track. Those couples who have realistic expectations of one another and their marriage, communicate well, use conflict resolution skills, and are compatible with one another are less at risk for divorce.

Don't Wait to Get Help

If you think your marriage is in trouble, do not wait. Seek help as soon as possible. Plan to budget the money and time in this treatment. The longer you wait, the harder it will be to get your relationship back on track. Be sure to find professional couples counseling or attend a marriage course or weekend experience as soon as warning signs appear.

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very insightful and fun

My boyfriend and I wanted to start listening some random couple books together and going off of reviews and what we wanted to focus on we decided on this book. We are so glad we did! It is truly very insightful and fun. We are already almost done with it and then we are going to pick out certain habits to focus on for each of the following weeks. It really shows you how to apply what you are listening and why so many things can go wrong in day to day life with your significant other!

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This book brought awesome achievements

Overall great listen. Perfect to use if you do relationships coaching or marriage counseling. This is an essential book for better marriage life. Really an excellent guide to helps us. Thanks to the author. Will suggested it to all kinds of people.

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I have bought and recommended this book

I have bought and recommended this book to just about everyone I know. Love this book. wife and I read it while I was deployed as well as other couples in the unit, it is not a counseling type book, its more in line with common sense things and it really changed how I communicated with everyone around me not just my wife.

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For us who aren't very good at communicating

This book is very helpful! Has 10 questions to ask each other everyday. For us who aren't very good at communicating, this book makes it easy! Dives deeper into things like your childhood so you can learn why you are the way you are today. Only on day 3 but this book is a game changer!

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great for therapists who want to work with couple

I thought this book was great for therapists who are hoping to work with couples. I feel confident using this book to work with couples. This book has everything from theory, current research, clinical experience about couples, and even specific and practical ways to help couples.

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helps change your understanding of relationships

This is an amazing book, and what I find the most amazing about it is that it doesn't give you any fake technique to use, but it helps change your understanding of relationships so fundamentally, that you'll never go back to your old behaviors without realizing it.

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Wonderful book to rekindle a relationship.

Really enjoying going through this book with my fiance! Brings up lots of good topics to discuss and is bringing us closer together!

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Very informative audiobook and easy to follow

This is a wonderful book that has so many applications to relationships in your life. Author provides info in this audiobook on how to Resolve Conflicts and Build Deep Connections Before Your Relationship Falls Apart.

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Great Intro book for Couple Therapy

This book is includes the most powerful info about Couple Therapy that will help you improve every area of your personal and couple life. Great Intro book for Couple Therapy.

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An excellent book with important info

Very good practice step by step ideas to increase communication and intimacy. Couples have found this to be helpful when they follow and do the exercises. Amazing book that provides new perspectives on options for your struggling marriage.

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specific interventions.

There may be better volumes for those who seek to learn the fundamentals of couple therapy or for those who want to learn the basics of working with trauma survivors. However, for the experienced clinician Johnson provides a concise guide that pinpoints precise clinical leverage points and a theoretically coherent rationale for specific interventions.

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ways to help couples.

I thought this book was great for both new and seasoned therapists who are hoping to work with couples. I feel confident using this book to work with couples knowing that the approach reflects Christian standards and is empirically supported. This book has everything from theory, current research, clinical experience about couples, and even specific and practical ways to help couples.

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various examples.

Leads us in the right direction in making our relationship stronger. The explanations after each question are super helpful, along with the various examples.

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This work book has good,

This work book has good, thought provoking questions, with ideas for the practioner as well. This book helps get to the underlining issues that are difficult to discuss on your own. Glad we purchased it.

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I found this book extremely helpful.

I found this book extremely helpful. Author really spells out the theory, and gives powerful examples.

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  • 10-12-19

It was very well explained

A good compact book for beginners. It was very well explained and terms were defined as well. I would recommend it for anyone looking for a basic but thorough background that is also a short book.

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Glad we purchased it.

This work book has good, thought provoking questions, with ideas for the practioner as well. This book helps get to the underlining issues that are difficult to discuss on your own. Glad we purchased it.

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Wonderful book!

Leads us in the right direction in making our relationship stronger. The explanations after each question are super helpful, along with the various examples.

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A good compact book for beginners.

A good compact book for beginners. It was very well explained and terms were defined as well. I would recommend it for anyone looking for a basic but thorough background that is also a short book.

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This book gets to the underlining issue that are hard to examine on your own.This book is incredibly helpful! Has 10 request to posture to each other common. This book has part of extraordinary and enlightening data. Such an incredible book for us. Elegantly composed by author.It gives us much learning about couples treatment. We have gain from the discussion of this book.