For a variety of reasons, couples present an "everything's beautiful" façade to the world, hiding their struggles and their incompatibilities. Neighborhood barbeques, church retreats or other social events can reinforce conformity of presentation. A couple at loggerheads moments before arrival put on their best smiling faces for the outer world as they step out of the car. This causes a strain to the couple and leaves many feeling a sense of isolation, as if something is wrong with their relationship for having the struggles they do when everyone else seems so happy.
A couples group breaks this sense of isolation. It is liberating to recognize that your struggles are shared with other couples; that your relationship is more normal than you realized. A couples group is place where it is safe to be real in your relationship with your partner — in front of other people.