Research shows couples wait 6 years before seeking help. During that time, a lot can happen, not happen, and breakdown of the relationship can occur. Getting support helps. Therapy for couples works best when both parties agree to attend and try to make change. Couples therapy works for pre-commitment/pre-marital couples and committed and married couples. For couples not married, other big life choices may be on the table like having a child, moving-in, relocating, or getting married. Couples therapy can help couples learn how to communicate, ask questions, and voice concerns before making big decisions. And for couples who are in long-term or married relationships, couples therapy can be a time for working through difficult circumstances that may threaten the marriage or for an occasional emotional tune-up to strengthen the bond.