Couples come to therapy:

 -- when they are feeling disconnected emotionally

 -- to understand patterns of communication and develop skills to make communication more effective

 -- for relationship repair from infidelity

 -- understanding and negotiating boundaries when changing the relationship from monogamous to "open" or "polyamorous"

When working with couples, I help them understand the patterns and reactive cycles that impede communication and relationship repair.  With work, there is a potential to move couples to more effective patterns and better communicating and connection.