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Couple therapy is a form of psychotherapy in which the therapist works with romantic partners to address relational and individual issues affecting the couple. Couple therapy is one of the most widely sought-after forms of psychotherapy, and relationship issues are a frequent complaint of individuals seeking all forms of psychotherapy. Over the course of their lives, most people enter into long-term committed relationships, and a significant portion of these couples need support to maintain their relationships over time. Research has demonstrated that couple therapy is an effective way to treat couple distress. Couple therapy involves a unique understanding of the systemic interactions and relationship dynamics between romantic partners. This entry explains the importance of couple therapy, describes the components of couple therapy, and highlights prominent ...

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