Responsibility is the keystone of the group therapeutic process. Group members learn how their behaviour is viewed by others, how they make others feel, how their actions impact others and so reflect on their views of themselves. You learn to live better with your self and others.
Couple therapy can be a lot like individual therapy, meeting once a week more or less, learning to communicate and become intimate with yourself and your partner. It can be focussed on managing children or step-children, or having a better sex life. It can be instrumental and a lot like coaching - handling money or aging parents - negotiating desires that don’t fit together at the moment or any of the stuff of life that is not working well right now.
Deciding to enter a coaching, counselling or psychotherapeutic relationship is big. Every one of us has survived to where we are right now. You might be prepared to tolerate more discomfort,’ “Suck it up” or take it out on somebody else, but prefer to live better.