If the mere thought of your girlfriend makes you want to vomit, you could take it as a sign you need couples counseling—or you can be honest with yourself and admit the relationship is probably over. When you’re in a relationship that is salvageable, however, not every little tiff means you need run over to the nearest counselor. The six signs you need couples counseling are not hard to read, although they may be difficult to mend without some help.
You’re unrealistic. If she’s still waiting for her toad to turn into a prince and you’re still waiting for Pamela Anderson to come romping out of the bathroom one night, you both need to get your heads on straight. Expecting unrealistic goals from each other is a sure sign neither of you will be satisfied and both of you could use a little couples counseling.
You’re never wrong. Compromise is a major key to successful relationships and if you can never bend or admit you’re wrong when you are couples counseling is the way to go. Nobody’s keeping score—or at least nobody should—and you won’t become less of a man if you admit you made a mistake taking that left turn on the way Memphis or left the toilet seat up. It’s OK, dude, we’re all human.