When a relationship is going through a rough patch, sometimes seeking out advice from friends, family or a therapist can help you and your spouse or significant other to make it through the other side even stronger than you were before. But not all of the suggestions they give you will be advice that you want to hear. Everyone wants to hear that “it will get better in time,” but advice like that doesn’t often help anything actually *get* better. Sometimes what a couple truly needs is some tough love so that each person can stop focusing on being right, and they can instead focus on being better together. This post from Huffington Post shares some of the best pieces of “tough love” advice that therapists have given to actual couples to help them through some of their toughest moments.
For example, when a couple is going through a bout of infidelity, both partners need to be completely open and honest with each other about what's going on (even if it hurts like hell) before they can hope to make anything better. It's also possible that couples therapy won't help at all when each partner is suffering from too many of their own personal problems. In that case, individual therapy may benefit the relationship more than couple's therapy ever could. For more tough love tips, read on.
Read the full article here: 10 Pieces of Tough Love Advice From Marriage Therapists