Amber Tamblyn, David Cross share how couples therapy helped both on- and off-screen

See which celebrities who swear by couples therapy

Stars Insider

05/06/23 | StarsInsider

CELEBRITY Relationships

Many people enter the world of romance under the misconception that relationships are easy. Sure the first couple years might fly by, but as humans naturally evolve alongside one another, there's bound to be some growing pains. There's also the misconception that we all innately know how to be a good partner, even though we usually only learn by trial and error.

Amber Tamblyn and David Cross are very candid about the key to their long-lasting romance, and it's all about putting in work. In a conversation surrounding their new film 'You Hurt My Feelings,' which follows a couple in therapy, the off-screen couple spoke about how they keep their 15-year relationship healthy.

"David and I have been in couples therapy before," Tamblyn said, explaining how she relates to the characters. "I don't know any relationship that has lasted past 10 years that hasn't [been in couples therapy]," she added. "And if it has, then something's wrong with those people if they haven't done couples therapy at some point." 

Cross shared the advice he'd give to their characters: "You've got to work on it. ... I think [our characters were like,] 'Somebody else will fix it.' And they don't seem like they really wanted to do the real work that has to be done. And that's just being honest. And I mean, literally, the only piece of advice I would give is just be honest with yourself and with each other."

In recent years, the idea of therapy has become less taboo, as many realize there's no shame in working through your problems with the help of a qualified professional. For some celebrity couples, it has made a world of difference.

Click through to see which stars swear by relationship counseling.

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