Harvard Women's Health Watch

Getting help through couples therapy

Under stress, even loving couples may encounter difficulties. Therapy can help put the relationship back on track.

"Love is all you need." "We can work it out." "Love will keep us together."

Love may conquer all in many pop songs, but if you've been in a relationship for long, you know it's not always true in real life. No matter how much two people care for each other, they can find themselves struggling because of a sudden crisis, betrayal, or disruption in life circumstances. Or the relationship can gradually become stuck in negative patterns of interaction.

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