Couples counseling, like family counseling, enables individuals in a relationship to explore how their roles influence their unique dynamic. Using a third party with an objective viewpoint, such as a counselor, allows couples to make thoughtful decisions about rebuilding their relationship, or in some cases, going their separate ways. Regardless of the unique situation, couples counseling allows for a safe environment for two individuals to resolve their conflict, develop effective communication skills, negotiate differences, problem solve, and learn how to disagree in healthy ways. The desired outcome of this therapy is to eliminate blame and develop trust so couples can learn new ways to connect and support each other.