A relationship goes through numerous phases during its life cycle, and rough patches are inevitable. The strength of a relationship is reflected in how the couples deal with rough patches and move ahead. Divorce is much more commonplace than it used to be and many times couples give up too quickly.
Love is a choice, not a feeling. Love is an action word. Couples must choose to love their partner every day and be willing to put in the work necessary to sustain a healthy and rewarding relationship. Unfortunately, more education and training is required to obtain a driver's license than a marriage license.
Couples and marriage counseling enable clients to learn valuable tools such as communication skills, problem solving skills, and contracting to get needs met, to name a few. Not only can a therapist assist couples with solving their relationship problems, they can also help to revive the feelings of love and affection couples have towards one another.