There are several reasons for seeing both people in the same meeting time even though most of the work is individual. Couples on the brink are emotionally volatile and it’s essential the therapist and the other spouse is up to date on this very latest moment. But even more important, the powerful, well-crafted summaries each spouse gives to each other on their personal insights is not something you can get if you see them on different days. Hearing what the other spouse is discerning can be as powerful as one’s own discerning.