Couples counseling includes marriage counseling (that is, marital therapy). It involves thoroughly identifying the difficulties, needs and destructive interactive patterns between partners. This understanding is then translated into a practical, goal directed management and reconciliation of troublesome differences in order to avoid continuous patterns of distress. Destructive communication often lies at the core of dissatisfaction with partner relationships and therefore it is evident that effective communication maintains an effective and satisfying relationship and this will be the focus of therapy. Pre-marital Couples Counseling is also a significantly beneficial for couples as a pre-emptive measure to manage their relationship optimally and safeguard them from falling into destructive patterns.