When is Couple’s Therapy Not Effective?
By Evelia Saucedo, MS, AMFT
Couple’s treatment is not effective when the couple does not have the same goal of working on the relationship. For instance, if one partner is open to therapy and the other partner is not fully committed to treatment or when there is no honesty in the relationship, when there is domestic violence or when one of the partners has already checked out, according to Relationshipcounselinggroup.com (August 30, 2020). Sometimes, when one partner or both have individual difficulties, a therapist will recommend working on the individual difficulties before working on couple’s therapy. The reason for individual work may be because individual struggles may affect the relationship more. Marriage counseling is to help guide you and provide you with the tools to help you meet your goals in your relationship.