I see very few couples and the couples I do see have to be willing at the get go to take 100% responsibility for their state and do rigorous home practice. Few couples pass that bar. The couples that do pass that bar also tend to have a keen interest in spiritual development and practice.
Also, the couples who see me discover that they actually have the power to cultivate the kind of relationship they want. This empowers them to cultivate a relationship that is more satisfying. This happens because they learn to recognize and deactivate triggers BEFORE attempting to resolve an issue with their partners.
Further, most couples describe an easier time accessing a feeling of understanding and empathy for their partner’s point of view.
My work with couples is a fairly fluid dynamic that includes using principles of nonviolent communication along with AIT.