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, the Daily Mail reports.

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

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