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9 Celebrity Couples Who Proudly Go To Therapy Together

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Going to couples therapy isn’t just beneficial when times are tough. Therapists say that going early on ― and then continuing to go as often as needed ― can keep a relationship strong and healthy.

Plenty of celebrity couples can vouch for that. Below, nine famous duos who credit couples counseling with keeping them together.

Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell
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It's not just a shared quirky sense of humor that keeps Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell together. The actress told People that therapy is the secret to the success of their almost 10 year-long relationship.“We have a very healthy marriage and we got there by doing therapy when we needed it, and constantly doing fierce moral inventories,” she said. “We both take responsibility when we are wrong, and I think it is easy to work with him because I married him, because I enjoy spending time with him and I trust him. That is exactly what I want in someone that I work with.”
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
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Neil Patrick Harris and husband David Burtka are no strangers to couples therapy. Burtka recently opened up about how talking to a third party has strengthened their 13-year relationship. “We go to couples therapy,” the actor said. “Not that there’s anything wrong, but it’s nice to sort of just talk to someone who is a mediator. That’s helped our relationship."
Bryan Cranston and Robin Dearden
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There's no Walter and Skyler White-esque problems here: Unlike his "Breaking Bad" character, Bryan Cranston attends couples therapy regularly with wife Robin Dearden. “I see a [therapist] in L.A. from time to time, when I’m feeling edgy or anxiety-ridden,” he told Rolling Stone recently. “And my wife and I go to a couples therapist. Our agreement is, if either of us feels like we want to go, the other can’t object.”
Josh Duhamel and Fergie
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Fergie recently told Allure magazine that she and hubby Josh Duhamel have two major rules in their marriage. First: They're not allowed to be apart for more than two weeks. And secondly, therapy is a must."[Josh] is not afraid.... He doesn't feel like he's not man enough" for therapeutic help, she told the mag.
Meagan Good and DeVon Franklin
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Actress Meagan Good and film producer DeVon Franklin began pre-engagement couples counseling four months before saying "I do." Good told Essence magazine that they followed their relationship counselor Bishop T.D. Jakes’ advice: choosing a spouse is like buying a house -- you do your research and examine everything prior to making a decision. “Counseling was a tremendous blessing to our marriage,” the actress said. “It made us think and see each other’s baggage. What can you live with?”
Pink and Carey Hart
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Pinkhas been nothing but honest about her marriage to retired pro skater Carey Hart. The pair have taken two breaks, according to the singer, and things are going smoothly lately thanks to therapy and the birth of their two kids."We fight nicer," Pink told Redbook of the couple's post-kids life. "There is no yelling in front of Willow, our daughter, ever. We can argue, just no yelling. We are couples-therapy people. We do it for maintenance, not problems."
Patrick Dempsey and Jillian Dempsey
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After a brief split, Patrick Dempsey and Jillian Dempsey reconciled in May 2016. The actor told People magazine that couples counseling played a "very important" role in the reconciliation process. (”Lots of sex” couldn't have hurt, either.) “Our marriage was not something I was prepared to let go of,” Dempsey said. “I didn’t feel like we had done all the work. And we both wanted to do that work. That’s where it started.”
Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler
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After four years of marriage to football player Jay Cutler, Kristin Cavallari knows the benefits of therapy. In an interview with Steve Harvey, the "Laguna Beach" and "Hills" star discussed the "work" that goes into a strong marriage."I think it's important for people to know that there's no such thing as a perfect relationship, you know? We work on it," she told Harvey. "It's true. We love each other and we want to make it work, but I 100 percent credit our therapist for saving our relationship. We've come so far being in therapy both individually and together as a couple, that it's been incredibly beneficial."
Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett
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Former "Girls Next Door" star Kendra Wilkinson and football player Hank Baskett went to therapy and even filmed it. The pair starred on "Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars" in the wake ofBaskett's highly publicized cheating scandal. Wilkinson said therapy -- albeit televised therapy -- helped the pair work through their problems."I think being on TV helped us expedite everything a little bit more and push us more into the therapy a lot more,' she told Us Weekly in 2015.
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