Couples counseling helps a couple resolve conflicts and improve their relationship. Couples in all types of intimate relationships can be helped by therapy. You can use counseling to help you make thoughtful decisions about your relationship and gain a better understanding of your partner in general or to work on specific issues such as anger, substance abuse, sexual problems, communication problems, separation and infidelity. Therapy can also help couples who plan to get married work out differences before marriage. Talking about your problems with a couples counselor might not be easy, but making the decision to seek help could be the key to saving your relationship.