Arnold Schwarzenegger says couples therapy was his 'biggest mistake'

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Married to Maria Shriver for 25 years, Arnold Schwarzenegger says couples therapy was his 'biggest mistake' when interviewed on the Howard Stern's radio show. By now you know during the course of his marriage, Arnold had an affair with the housekeeper, Patty Baena. As a result, they produced a son, Joseph Baena. In 2011, Arnold and Maria separated, but beforehand they tried couples therapy which Arnold said, "This was, without a doubt, the biggest setback and the biggest failure."

Arnold said, "It was the biggest mistake I ever made. Because that guy was so full of shit, I have to tell you. He said more crap and more nonsense. It was absolutely totally counterproductive." The question at this point is why was the therapist full of crap? Was it because Arnold was unwilling to cooperate? Was it because he felt attacked? Or was it because the therapist really didn't know what in the hell he was talking about?

Does Couples Therapy Work?

Apparently not in all cases, but obviously there is a need for the service. In 2010 for the United States, the statistics say the divorce rate was 53% with Portugal leading at 68%. With any service you should be prepared for letdowns and willing to shop around until you find the appropriate fit. Couples therapy is no different, but both individuals need to be accepting to the idea.

Anytime the reason for couples therapy is because of infidelity, you're in for a shit storm. Most couples don't make it to therapy after that. Thanks to the power of the internet, more people are starting to understand why men and women cheat in the first place. That, coupled with religious beliefs or cultural traditions, may push a couple to seek therapy instead of immediately divorcing.

So does couples therapy work? Unfortunately, the answer is you won't know until you try. In Arnold's case, it may not have been the right fit, but his exposed infidelity didn't make it easy.

Why Do Men Cheat?

We may write a full article on this topic later, but it all boils down to dissatisfaction - right? No man is going to cheat if he is completely satisfied. It has nothing to do with how beautiful the woman is nor how well she cooks. If a sexually active man's needs are not satisfied to his unspoken or verbalized requirements, then he is vulnerable.

Ladies, here's a tip: If you think you know your man's sexual frequency needs, then think again. If you don't know for sure, you'll be well served to find out right now.

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