Relationships move through phases and it is not surprising that couples hit rough patches. The strength of a relationship is reflected in how the couples deal with these rough patches. Broken relationship can be restored if those involved are willing invest in the process. Couples therapy is oriented towards solving problems, as well as, restoring love and affection. Purposefully focusing on strengths and contributions leads to increased respect and appreciation for each partner. Developing effective communication skills deepens understanding. Defining the issues and deciding what your own success looks like releases you, and your spouse, to develop the personally tailored solutions needed for your relationship to thrive. Once these essemtial foundations are laid most relationships able to withstand the greatest of storms.