THE GOTTMAN RELATIONSHIP CHECKUP
On average, couples seek therapy for their relationship two to five years after they begin to experience trouble. Couples’ therapy fails upwards of 70% of the time because couples finally seek out help when so much damage has occurred that nothing can hold them together. They often fail to follow through with therapy, thinking that things should improve between them after just a couple of sessions. However, if it took years to develop these difficulties, it is natural to expect that it will take some time to improve these interactions.
If you are seeking support and guidance for your relationship issues, be aware that simply selecting any couples’ therapist can be risky. All relationships have different levels of difficulty and are at very different levels of risk for ending versus improving. A skilled couples’ therapist that utilizes a research based methodology and framework is a major component to achieving your goals.