Both partners should expect to make some personal changes as a part of growing into the new relationship, therefore, therapy also focuses on addressing individual developmental needs and building new skills. Couples/marriage counseling focuses on what supports the healthy relationship.
Couples/marriage counseling can be highly effective in turning a challenging relationship into a rewarding one. Commitment to working at the relationship and oneself is important, as well as patience with the process, oneself, and one's partner. Counseling sessions for couples/marriage therapy are scheduled for one hour.