The Book of Life on the “secret problems of other couples” and the work of Canadian photographer Chloë Ellingson:
“Our sense of what a ‘good enough’ relationship looks like is unfairly biased. We need to help ourselves by having a more accurate, informed picture of normal relationships. In an abstract, light way we know that all couples have their troubles, but we need to see them for ourselves.”
“A good relationship isn’t one in which the couple get along well most of the time. It’s one in which they’ve learned to accept that appalling difficulties and frustrations are normal.”
For couples work, try Imago relationship therapy. I currently have openings for couples in my private practice.