Granted, some relationships will have a limited lifespan. Many couples, however, can not only work their way back to each other, but grow their relationship through couples therapy. People change over time, life changes over time, and without careful attention, what drew you and held you together may no longer be working. Challenges that were never anticipated will inevitably emerge. Couples that don’t habitually champion one another, nor communicate well, can be derailed by such trials. Although you may be despairing about the condition of your relationship, take heart. Couples sessions become a working space where the therapist counsels, supports and maintains a structure where each partner can endeavor to hear, be heard, and strive to understand. In so doing, the opportunity exists to consider one another in new ways, revitalize your connection and find a way forward that works for both of you.