Lena A. Derhally writes (wisely)
Going to couples therapy at any stage in your relationship is your class on learning relationship skills that most people aren’t really that intuitive about. What is the shame or harm in wanting to be better at something or more knowledgeable and educated in the things that matter most?
Finally, I would like to state that not all therapy or couples therapy is effective or good therapy. I have worked with people who have had prior bad experiences in therapy. It’s important to find the right fit in a therapist and to also make sure the theoretical orientation of the therapist is in line with you and your partner agree with.