We all like to think we know what's best when it comes to navigating our relationships. But sometimes it's necessary to call in the help of a professional — such as a couples therapist or relationship coach — who can share some ways to solve relationship issues, drop a few pearl drops of wisdom, and impart knowledge you and your partner likely would have never figured out on your own.
While it may be bit pricy, nerve-racking, and time-consuming, many couples find it beneficial to seek out this kind of professional help. "Couples therapy is a good choice for a couple whenever they feel like they are stuck and can't figure out a realistic solution," Racine R. Henry, PhD, a licensed marriage and family therapist, tells Bustle. "Going to therapy does not mean that your relationship is failing or that something is inherently wrong. We all get stuck sometimes and just having a neutral person involved can work wonders."
But the good news is, it's not always necessary to march into an office. You can still snag expert advice, and put it to use in your relationship, simply by doing some research. Here are a few tips from couples therapists for fighting fairly, keeping that spark alive, and working together to create the healthiest relationship possible.