In the contemporary landscape, we observe the vulnerability and fragility prevalent in many couples’ relationships. The challenges encompass regulating connections with extended family, conflicts over financial and marital matters, sexual issues, infidelity, lack of mutual understanding, pre- and post-separation problems, and disputes regarding child-rearing, all woven into the fabric of their interactions.
Couples therapy proves effective at various relationship stages, preventing and ameliorating problems, enhancing marital satisfaction, and guiding couples through transitional phases like immigration and midlife. In the deeper phases of these sessions, couples gain awareness of how their individual deep psychological structures and models impact intimate communication. These mental models often originate from past family experiences, hindering relationship growth. Combined with the psychological structures of their partner, derived from previous dysfunctional patterns, these dynamics can impede the development and enrichment of couple intimacy in numerous cases.