Couples coming in for counseling most often request help with Communication Skills. This is so common that it’s not IF it will be requested, but what it will be needed for: need to be able to talk with each other about child-rearing, aging parents, finances, personality conflicts, sex etc.
I have a well-developed system I use to teach couples these skills. I use this in my office with individual couples and teach it in workshops.
Learning to communicate effectively is like learning a foreign language or learning to play a musical instrument- instruction and practice over time are critical to acquiring the ability to make it happen. These skills need to be available when there is an important message to convey, a need to hear our partner when they are very upset or just to be able to attune and bond with each other in a much more meaningful way.