When we start to encounter problems in a relationship, it can be easy to fall into destructive patterns such as defensiveness, withdrawal or attacking. Of course not every relationship is forever. Sometimes two people simply drift apart and no longer find themselves heading in the same direction. But with time, effort and consideration many relationships can also be repaired. Couples counselling can help you consider whether it really is time to go your separate ways. But more often than not, the commitment to start counselling in itself serves as a sign of both partners incentive to make the relationship work and build a better future.