In our last post, we were discussing the facts associated with couples therapy and marriage counseling for those Southlake couples seeking help. We touched upon a few very positive statistics concerning the success rate of counseling. But, not all couples therapy or marriage counseling sessions will end with a reconciliation. But this does not mean that the counseling sessions were a failure, it just means sometimes the best course of action is one in which a couple goes their separate ways. After all, the ultimate goal of therapy is to seek a solution that makes everybody happy in the long term.
When considering whether or not marriage counseling works, the real question is can it save a marriage, and in some cases, the answer is simply no. There are instances when a therapist will encourage a couple to seek an end to the relationship. But that is not to say the therapy did not work. According to research, up to 25 percent of couples who receive therapy report their relationships have become worse two years after ending marriage counseling sessions. This leads to the conclusion that not all couples can make their relationship work, and there is no shame in that. In fact, it is within these failed relationships that couples learn more about themselves and carry that knowledge into their future relationships.
If you are considering couples therapy or marriage counseling, it is best to get reliable information to base your decision. If you have questions concerning couples therapy, please feel free to contact us.