Also called conjoint therapy, relationship therapy is appropriate for dating, cohabitating, premarital, married, separated, or divorcing couples. Couples may use treatment to eliminate, reduce or manage problems that create conflict and interfere with the ability to maintain an open, functional relationship. Couples also use therapy to support the relationship through times of change or crisis. Relationships are viewed by the therapist as systems in which both partners may contribute to strengths and successes as well as conflicts in their partnership. The most effective solutions will result from each partner’s efforts to change.