couples therapy

noun

: therapy in which a psychologist helps couples solve problems with their relationships
The romance had gone out of their relationship, so they signed up for couples therapy.

Examples of couples therapy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the end of the day, a true friendship is at the foundation of their nearly 10-year relationship, while couple-care practices like biking, baths, couples therapy, and massages keep things strong. Akili King, Essence, 30 May 2024 When divorce rates rose in the 1970s, couples therapy blossomed. Penelope Green, New York Times, 28 May 2024 If these conversations don’t improve, going to couples therapy might help. Dominique Fluker, Essence, 21 May 2024 Being honest about your doubts is the first step toward understanding each other’s perspectives and, ideally, finding solutions together, like making more of an effort to spend quality time together, for instance, or trying couples therapy. Jenna Ryu, SELF, 18 Apr. 2024 Twenty years into their career, de Rosnay and Augé discuss their relationship in couples therapy terms (outside of Justice, both are unmarried). Katie Bain, Billboard, 11 Apr. 2024 Their political argument never moves beyond talking points, but Youssef aims for more with the second run-in, which involves his wife in couples therapy. Jason Zinoman, New York Times, 20 Mar. 2024 This was the essential bait and switch of couples therapy. Leslie Jamison, The New Yorker, 15 Jan. 2024 Maggie abruptly leaves her couples therapy session with Winston when she's called to the ER to assist Amelia with a trauma patient. Lincee Ray, EW.com, 7 Apr. 2023

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Medical Definition

couples therapy

noun
variants or couples counseling
: usually short-term counseling designed to help couples understand and resolve problems, dissatisfaction, and conflict in their relationship : marriage counseling
couples therapist noun
or couples counselor
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