Couples therapy is a method of solving problems and conflicts that couples can not effectively handle on their own. This requires the partners to discuss their thoughts and feelings supervised by a trained professional . The goal is to help them to gain a better understanding of them and their partner to identify what their needs are and if they want to make changes , and if you will , to help make them . Couples therapy involves only the couple . Children can be affected both directly and indirectly by problems in the relationship of parents, the degree of damage depending on factors such as age , nature and severity of the problems parents . Children’s difficulties can be overcome if the couple’s relationship improves or if the couple becomes more confident in their own forces to help their children.