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A relationship therapist breaks down the 10 most common fights couples have

Rachel Sussman, a New York City-based marriage counselor, describes the most typical problems in relationships, from money management to sex.
Many of your favorite couples have gotten real about how they make it work.

6 celebrities who have opened up about going to couples therapy

Many famous couples have gotten real about the work they've put into their relationship. Here are stars who have talked about couples therapy.

The biggest sign your marriage won’t last, according to a couples therapist

Divorce is more likely when one or both partners in a relationship feels hopeless, according to couples therapists.
Slouching at work can do more harm than you think.

Divorce isn’t a failure, therapists say. In fact, it could mean the marriage was a success.

A marriage that ends in divorce can still be considered a success, according to couples therapists. It allows you to grow up and learn about yourself.
Most of the time, these problems don't get better on their own.

‘Delusionally optimistic’ couples are seeking therapy to tackle one of the tensest elements of their relationship: their in-laws

More and more unmarried couples are going to couples therapy to get help dealing with their in-laws. Relationship coach and consultant Peter Pearson says it's important to address these issues sooner than later.
By the time some people start couples therapy, it may be too late.

The biggest sign you need to be in couples therapy, according to a marriage therapist

Couples therapy is needed most for a common pattern of couples in distress called the "pursue-withdraw" cycle, where one partner is actively pushing for closeness and the other is pulling away, says a marriage and family therapist.
Counseling couples and cofounders is not so different, according to executive coach and former couples therapist Cameron Yarbrough.

This couples counselor left his job to coach Silicon Valley tech workers — here’s why he says a good business partnership should be like a...

There's one key way in which a business partnership is like a marriage, he said. Both pairs should aim for having "symmetrical values" and "complementary skills" for a lasting relationship.
It can be a deal-breaker.

The single most common problem couples have in bed, according to a relationship therapist

Rachel Sussman, a marriage counselor in New York City, says couples frequently come to her frustrated because they have different sex drives.
But it's not all bad news.

Young couples are fighting over a topic their parents never even considered

Rachel Sussman, a relationship expert and marriage counselor, says 20- and 30-something couples are fighting over differences in social media usage.
Improving your marriage is like getting in shape — they both take a lot of effort.

A marriage therapist asks couples to do a 2-week exercise before their first session, and it’s much harder than it seems

Marriage can be challenging. Couples therapist Peter Pearson often has partners try the "Daily Double" exercise, in which they have to stay positive toward each other for two weeks straight. He says it's much harder than it sounds.