All relationships go through numerous phases during their life cycle, and it is obvious for it to have a few rough patches. The strength of a relationship is reflected in how its members deal with rough patches and move ahead.
Relationship problems can be the focus of either individual or what is termed "conjoint" therapy (where two or more members as seen together). Often the goals are to help the couple or family members improve their communication and coping skills. The sessions are a safe place for patients and their families to bring up issues which may be awkward, uncomfortable, or too “loaded” to discuss outside of the office.