Couples counseling or couples therapy can help if:
communications between the partners often takes on a tone of being negative, hostile, or antagonistic to each other
you feel bored and tired with each other
you are considering separation
are unsatisfied with your sexual relationship
you need a different amount of intimacy than your partner
you hardly talk to each other
there is an affair going on
there is an excessive jealousy present
you feel that you can no longer trust your partner
you cannot agree on important decisions
you cannot cope with unexpected changes, like illness, unemployment, death etc.
you feel that you have been hurt
How many sessions are usually needed?
This is a difficult question to answer because the problems couples experience range quite a bit in terms of severity. In very general terms, most couples come 5 to 10 sessions. The longer the problems have existed, the longer it usually takes to find workable solutions.
There are usually no one-visit solutions to marriage problems. A Couple counseling session lasts 90 minutes. Single counseling sessions lasts 60 minutes. You are the one who decide how long you want to continue the process of counseling. Between the sessions there is usually a minimum period time of three or four weeks. It is almost always best if both partners come together to the first visit. If your partner is resistant to the idea of counseling, there is always the possibility of making an individual appointment.