Psychotherapy for couples is a meeting of two people in a relationship and a psychotherapist (or sometimes a pair of psychotherapists). While in individual psychotherapy the subject is a person undergoing therapy, here a relationship of two people is subject to therapy. Persons remaining in it have the opportunity to raise issues important to them on an equal basis. The role of the psychotherapist is, inter alia, to enable mutual listening, understanding and adequate response to the content contributed by each of the parties.
Sometimes it may also turn out that despite mutual expression, listening, and hearing, it will not be possible to change behavior without the work of one or both of the parties. Then one of the solutions may be undergoing own therapy, especially in the context of working through specific difficulties or limitations identified during the couple’s therapy.