Many couples wait until they are considering divorce before seeking a marriage counselor; Dr. Coughlin recommends couples consult her as soon as they find themselves dissatisfied with the relationship. While it is natural and normal for the “honeymoon to end,” it is not natural or healthy for couples to repeatedly argue, begin seeking activities to exclude the other or avoid spending time together. Few others have the experience a seasoned psychotherapist will have; Dr. Coughlin has been involved in literally thousands of relationships over the years of professional practice. She is able to offer solutions quickly and efficiently to bring a relationship back on track or through a life transition. Whether a married couple or committed life partners (gay or straight), coupleship requires day-to-day nurturing and routine maintenance. Deciding to engage in couples counseling often provides the couple with the ideal venue to air differences and set future goals. Couples’ counseling also helps in holding the couples responsible to meet the goals they set through the accountability of contracting during the therapy session.