Therapy can be very effective for some couples who are working through difficult relationship issues.
However, if abuse is present in the relationship, we do not recommend that couples seek counseling together.
Many callers to the Hotline have related stories of trying and “failing” at couples counseling because of an abusive partner’s focus on manipulating the sessions to place blame, minimize the abuse, and attempt to win over the therapist to their side.
If the therapist tries to hold the abusive partner accountable for these tactics, they will often refuse to attend further sessions and may even forbid their partner to see the “biased” therapist again.
Without both aspects, it's impossible to heal and restore your marriage. Let go of old thoughts, behaviors, and anything that triggers a thirst for infidelity.
Replace them with anything and anyone that encourages you to be committed, honorable and faithful in your marriage.
__SEASON 9__ [#iframe://embed.gettyimages.com/embed/175705412? et=MBi YFTwn Ti Fq6b6l Xb3RYw&view More Link=on&sig=akedu3l WFTwrg Uo WXa1h ADXw Gg6NG3ae Uc Su6-r Kb PQ=](594x396)View image | The Couple: Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried Their Story: Hartsock accepted Siegfried's proposal in the finale. They married in January 2015, but (shockingly) not on ABC. SEASON 12The Couple: Jo Jo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers Their Story: Fletcher was clearly smitten with Rodgers from the start—and she accepted his proposal in the season finale. Since the show, the two have moved in together in Dallas.Marriage, also called matrimony or wedlock, is a socially or ritually recognised union between spouses that establishes rights and obligations between the spouses married to each other, between the spouses and any resulting biological or adopted children of theirs, and between spouses and their affinity (in-laws and other family through marriage).The definition of marriage varies according to different cultures, but it is principally an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually sexual, are acknowledged or sanctioned. For many couples, the idea of bringing a third party into their intimate relationship is scary — or just plain out of the question.Luckily, the stigma associated with couples therapy is well on its way out.