9. You think you might need it
Sometimes, you don’t have to read an article to find out that something’s wrong with your marriage—you just know it and postponing the first appointment with a couples therapist will make things worse. “I find that most couples arrive at counseling later than they should,” says Thompson.
“Oftentimes couples think that coming to therapy is a huge sign that they are having major problems and that their relationship is a total failure. Perhaps they haven’t been together very long or feel they should be able to get through their challenges on their own.”