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Couples Therapy

Couples Therapy

Showtime 2019

Couples Therapy unlocks a hidden world: other people's relationships. Far from reality-show caricatures, this is true documentary filmmaking that brings viewers into the authentic and visceral experience of weekly therapy with four couples. World-class therapist Dr. Orna Guralnik deftly guides the couples through the minefield of honest confrontation with each other and with themselves, revealing the real-life struggles - and extraordinary breakthroughs - typically hidden behind closed doors.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Couples Therapy

Couples Therapy - S2E9

#1 - Episode 9: 209 (Season 2 - Episode 9)

Michael begins to shoulder the anxiety in his marriage. Matthew has one breakthrough at an AA meeting and another in bed. Dru’s gift to Tashira produces an overwhelming reaction. Orna wrestles with letting go. Season Finale.

The episode was rated 8.27 from 11 votes.

Couples Therapy - S3E3

#2 - Episode 3 (Season 3 - Episode 3)

Molly admits past betrayals that have pushed Josh away. Orna explores Yaya’s lack of response to Cyn’s provocations. Dale traces his discomfort with conflict to his father. Orna leads Ping and Will out of a stalemate.

The episode was rated 8.09 from 11 votes.

Couples Therapy - S2E2

#3 - Episode 2: 202 (Season 2 - Episode 2)

Michal and Michael strike a deal. Tensions around an upcoming trip reveal a deeper rift between Matthew and Gianni. Tashira admits to hidden resentments.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 13 votes.

Couples Therapy - S2E4

#4 - Episode 4: 204 (Season 2 - Episode 4)

Michael and Michal dissect their toxic dynamic. After a fight, Dru learns how to be vulnerable. Back in Orna’s office, Gianni unpacks his resentments toward Matthew.

The episode was rated 7.87 from 15 votes.

Couples Therapy - S2E5

#5 - Episode 5: 205 (Season 2 - Episode 5)

Tashira evades Dru’s affection. Michal and Michael announce a life-changing surprise and Orna critiques Michal. Matthew digs into his traumatic childhood.

The episode was rated 7.79 from 14 votes.

Couples Therapy - S1E6

#6 - Episode 6: 106 (Season 1 - Episode 6)

Elaine and DeSean argue about the impact of racism on their marriage. Orna feels frustrated by the lack of progress. Sarah's doubts scare Lauren. Evelyn and Alan make an excruciating decision about their marriage.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 24 votes.

Couples Therapy - S1E7

#7 - Episode 7: 107 (Season 1 - Episode 7)

Annie questions what they're fighting to hold on to. Lauren and Sarah are devastated, and Sarah can't shake the feeling she's being punished. Orna feels pressure to do more. DeSean is furious and Orna presses Elaine to face her past.

The episode was rated 7.74 from 19 votes.

Couples Therapy - S2E8

#8 - Episode 8: 208 (Season 2 - Episode 8)

Orna helps Matthew make a connection between his troubled sex life and his reasons for drinking. A parenting conflict forces Tashira to question whether she can accept Dru as her son’s stepfather. Michal struggles to imagine her life without anxiety.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 11 votes.

Couples Therapy - S1E9

#9 - Episode 9: 109 (Season 1 - Episode 9)

Lauren and Sarah make a choice about their future. Alan and Evelyn find a path forward. Elaine and DeSean feel a shift. Orna feels the weight of her work, and marvels at how bizarre her profession is. Finale.

The episode was rated 7.58 from 19 votes.

Couples Therapy - S2E3

#10 - Episode 3: 203 (Season 2 - Episode 3)

The pandemic quarantine throws everyone’s life into chaos. Gianni’s anxieties lead him to a destructive decision. Michael’s passivity triggers Michal’s anger. Dru confronts Tashira about their sex life. Orna struggles to connect with her clients.

The episode was rated 7.46 from 13 votes.

Couples Therapy - S1E3

#11 - Episode 3: 103 (Season 1 - Episode 3)

A recent fight between Lauren and Sarah reveals underlying power dynamics. Orna pushes Mau and struggles with her inability to break through. DeSean is sick of failing to make Elaine happy.

The episode was rated 7.44 from 27 votes.

Couples Therapy - S2E1

#12 - Episode 1: 201 (Season 2 - Episode 1)

Dr. Orna Guralnik guides a new group of couples. Michal is furious at her husband for not delivering the life she wants. Tashira resents Dru for insisting they live together. Gianni and Matthew reel from Matthew’s battle with alcoholism.

The episode was rated 7.38 from 13 votes.

Couples Therapy - S3E1

#13 - Episode 1 (Season 3 - Episode 1)

Dr. Orna Guralnik meets four new couples. Ping and Will navigate the challenges of an open relationship. Molly wonders whether her marriage to Josh can withstand their “scar tissue.” India and Dale grapple with grievances after the arrival of a new baby. Cyn questions her monogamous life with Yaya. Season premiere.

The episode was rated 7.30 from 10 votes.

Couples Therapy - S3E2

#14 - Episode 2 (Season 3 - Episode 2)

Ping traces her problems with Will to a recent trip he took. Cyn opens up about a childhood trauma. India lashes out against feelings of judgment by Dale. Molly reveals the incidents that nearly broke her marriage to Josh.

The episode was rated 7.20 from 10 votes.

Couples Therapy - S1E8

#15 - Episode 8: 108 (Season 1 - Episode 8)

Sarah wants to feel precious, and Lauren investigates her own defensiveness. Elaine has a breakthrough while DeSean discovers his role in their struggle. Alan finally opens up and Evelyn is shocked. Annie states the brutal truth.

The episode was rated 7.16 from 19 votes.


Last updated: jan 20, 2023


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