Relationship counseling helps couples of all types recognize and resolve conflicts and improve their relationships. There are many common themes as to why couples seek counseling, but no two couples are exactly alike – just like no two people are exactly alike. A solid and trusting partnership requires both parties to care more about the relationship than about winning an argument. And, although couples counseling is often started with what one person might want different about his or her partner, what both parties will come to realize is that it takes two committed individuals willing to look at themselves as much as their partners. Statistics show that over 60 percent of marriages end in divorce, and yet many of the reasons for divorce or couples splitting up are completely preventable. Relationship counseling offers couples a safe place to discuss difficult issues with a non-biased and trained mediator whose only goal is to improve the quality of the relationship. Couples will learn tools for more effective communication, anger and conflict resolution, and ways to express their emotions in positive ways.