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7 Reasons to Seek Couples Counseling

Many couples never know if they really need to invest in couples counseling. One of the partners may feel that they need it, and the other may not. It is known that about 50 percent of first marriages end in divorce. Although for some couples separation or divorce may seem like the only option, but for those who want to try and keep the relationship couples counseling is a great option. For those that are unsure if couples counseling is needed,  Donna M. White, a contributor writer for Psych Central has 7 reasons to seek couples counseling. 

  1. Communication has become negative
  2. When one or both partners considers having an affair, or one has an affair
  3. When the couple seems to be "just occupying the same space" 
  4. When the partners do not know how to resolve their differences
  5. When one partner begins to act out on negative feelings
  6. When the only resolution appears to be separation 
  7. When a couple is staying together for the sake of the children

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Chris Massman is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. Chris' training includes Family Systems Theory along with numerous other theories. She believes therapy is an art and chooses the theory she feels will most benefit the individual sitting in front of her. Her specialty lies is in the field of Chemical Dependency and Addictions. Chris is currently seeing individuals, couples and families. Chris is a Clinical member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists as well as the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Chris has two locations including Tarzana and Agoura Hills, CA.