By Sara Eckel
Sure your marriage has problems. You can't stand the way he never refills the ice-cube trays, and he doesn't understand why you always have to work late. But do the squabbles and stony silences mean that you and your man need couples counseling? Pat Love, a marriage therapist and author of The Truth About Love: The Highs, Lows, and How You Can Make It Last Forever (Fireside), says that learning to spot the warning signs early on can save a lot of grief down the road. "So many couples wait until it's too late before they go into therapy. What they don't understand is that you don't have to sign up for life. It's perfectly legitimate to say we want to come in for a three-session tune-up," she says. Could your relationship benefit from some third-party feedback? Take this quiz and find out.
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