Couples counseling helps couples of all types recognize and resolve conflicts and improve their relationships. Through counseling, you can make thoughtful decisions about rebuilding and strengthening your relationship or going your separate ways. Long-term relationships require an investment of time, energy, and commitment. In most cases, partners can address issues without professional help. However, in some cases, partners may need professional assistance to give them a different perspective on their issues and to help them work together. Most couples can come away from couples therapy having gained insight into relational patterns, increased emotional expression, and developed the skills necessary to communicate and problem-solve with their partners more effectively.