If you’re three months into a relationship and know that you keep clashing over the exact same problems, why wait for them to get worse?The only problem seems to be that we’ve made it taboo.When he first brought it up I thought it was really weird – I don’t know anyone my age who gets therapy.I felt like it was just for married people and even my mum thought it was strange when I told her.“The stigma is that if you need help this early on, it’s wrong,” agrees Barnett.“But the truth is all couples need help because you have got two people coming together from two very different background.
Therapy is not something to be embarrassed about.” And it looks like Britain's young couples are wising-up to the benefits of early relationship therapy, too.
“I used to have individual therapy anyway,” says Laura*, 26.
“So when my boyfriend and I had problems, it didn’t seem that strange to me to seek professional help.
Although most feel there is still a huge stigma attached to it for young couples and many don't want to speak about it - even anonymously.
All admit they had serious reservations about it until they gave it a go.