Season 3 of Couples Therapy, With Orna Guralnik, Helps 4 More Couples To Reach The Bottom Of Their Issues

Season 3 of Couples Therapy, With Orna Guralnik, Helps 4 More Couples To Reach The Bottom Of Their I ...

Two seasons of Couples Therapy and a COVID special where Dr. Orna Guralnik was doing sessions via Zoom, and the show continues to fascinate. This should be an exploitative mess couples bringing their dirty laundry on camera in exchange for free therapy, which may, in turn, be a rare look inside relationships where concerns both universal and specific to them may break apart. This episode might explain why. Is the third season the same or similar?


Opening Shot: Home video footage of the four couples who participated in the third season ofCouples Therapy. They are having fun on vacation, at their weddings, and during other fun times.

Dr. Orna Guralnik, a psychologist, is once again in her soundstage/office in New York, talking to long-term couples who are having issues with each other and/or just the idea of being in their current relationship. Just like on the first two seasons of Couples Therapy, producers sent an open call for couples who disliked getting six months worth of free therapy from Guralnik in exchange for recording sessions.

The series focuses on the four couples that approved this topic for years, with clips of the other two meeting being discussed with Dr. Virginia Goldner. Ping and Will, together seven years, discuss the fact that they both agreed to have an open relationship, but it appears that the rules around how Ping conduct her secondary relationships are chafing at him. When Will talks about how she does with her other partners hurt him, she dismisses it as blatant.

Molly and Josh have been dating for 19 years, as it appears that all of the slights and hurt feelings that could have broken them up have already happened, including infidelities on both sides. But while Molly is willing and willing to talk about these things and the hurt they caused, Josh believes the past is in the present, and removing these incidents will only hurt Molly in particular and the marriage in general. That''s not a good explanation.

Dale and India, together 8 years, have an 11-month-old child, and he appears to make her feel uneasy about her parenting (he has a child from another marriage) this leads to arguments where she feels so resentful she makes painful remarks like when she asked if they should have ever had kids. Despite her beliefs, there''s a major part of India that stands behind her beliefs.

Cyn and Yaya have been together for 18 years, and a stalemate has erupted into their relationship, particularly on Yaya''s side. She equates it to the warm feeling inside a sleeping bag, but the sadness of not being able to unzip herself. She even admits that she is not attracted to Cyn anymore.

What Shows Will It Remind You Of? Couples Therapy Seasons 1 and 2, of course. In State Of The Union, a scripted simulacrum is found.

Our Take: The dynamics of real couples thatCouples Therapydoes a great job of showing will always suck us in. This is because even if each couples issues are slightly different, the general themes are universal. If you watch this series with your SO and you dont recognize some of the themes from your relationship, then either you havent been with each other long enough or youre completely delusional.

While we listen to this series after two seasons and a COVID special, we tend not to pick sides. Yes, in some couples, one person is almost always trying their hardest to take the therapeutic bus, including utilizing self-help articles and directing the conversation. However, we have learned through these seasons and through our own experiences that the a good therapist can quickly cut their way through someones BS and reach the heart of why a couple is there.

Guralnik is well-versed at what she does, which is one of the reasons why the program is less aggressive than it might be in other hands. When we see her during sessions, she catches many flaws that she feels isn''t enough to investigate further. Then she digs and digs until the person who made the flaws about him to Dr. Goldner. but she does not hesitate to call people on their BS when she notices that she is trying to control the session instead of her.

That intensity and emotional investment must be extraordinarily expensive on her, but her ability to latch onto even the most tiny of details is what leads to some real emotion and real progress with her patients. Its that process, and the results it takes, is the most powerful component ofCouples Therapy.

Sex and Skin: There''s a lot of talk about sex, but there is also no skin.

Parting Shot: As usual, we get shots of the four couples at home, living their daily lives.

This is why we continue to give Guralniks dog this opportunity, which we are convinced she may not only disarm the patients, but also help her feel better as she take on their emotional baggage.

Most Pilot-y Line: As she talks to Dr. Goldner, Guralnik says, The truth wants to come out, but there''s fear that it''ll destroy something. This is why the remark is remarkable, but we notice a montage of emotional moments from couples that didn''t make the final cut. It''s the only time we notice that the show is remotely exploitative, because it shows these couples low moments without the context that the main four couples get.

Our Call: STREAM IT.Couples Therapy continues to be one of the most sought-after current series because it mostly respects couples who volunteer to see their private lives exposed on camera. It also because Orna Guralnik is an excellent therapist who is committed to her.

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