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Many couples turn to counselling to try and strengthen their relationship, but these stories show it can also tear people apart.

Couples from around the world shared their painful personal stories in a thread on anonymous secret-sharing app Whisper. 

One woman revealed how her marriage came crumbling down when her husband had an affair with the therapist. 

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Another husband wrote how the counselling sessions brought out the worst in himself and his wife.  

From cheating to separation and divorce, these are the unexpected consequences of couples therapy…

One distraught wife revealed the therapist who was suppose to have been saving their marriage ended up having an affair with her husband 
One distraught wife revealed the therapist who was suppose to have been saving their marriage ended up having an affair with her husband
One person was surprised by advice from their therapist suggesting their relationship couldn't improve
One person was surprised by advice from their therapist suggesting their relationship couldn’t improve
One person was frustrated that issues in their relationship seem to get worse after counselling
One person was frustrated that issues in their relationship seem to get worse after counselling
A frustrated husband claims he and his wife's behaviour got worse during three years of counselling and ultimately were pushed towards divorce 
A frustrated husband claims he and his wife’s behaviour got worse during three years of counselling and ultimately were pushed towards divorce
A husband who struggled with hearing his wife's dislikes revealed he felt unable to stay with her following therapy 
A husband who struggled with hearing his wife’s dislikes revealed he felt unable to stay with her following therapy

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A couple was pulled in different directions as the husband was blissfully unaware their therapy was pushing his wife further away
A couple was pulled in different directions as the husband was blissfully unaware their therapy was pushing his wife further away
Another individual revealed they had hidden their couples therapy from others, despite issues in their relationship continuing to get worse 
Another individual revealed they had hidden their couples therapy from others, despite issues in their relationship continuing to get worse
A divorcee revealed their therapist had advised the couple should split after trying regular sessions for a year 
A divorcee revealed their therapist had advised the couple should split after trying regular sessions for a year
One person feared their girlfriend was planning to move on after they bought a new apartment during their counselling process
One person feared their girlfriend was planning to move on after they bought a new apartment during their counselling process

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