Therapy of couples is not something to be ashamed of, but it is embarrassing to ask what actually happens in this office. What you can expect before your trip.
People are sometimes upset with counselors, because couples therapy can be an emotional and difficult time for everyone involved. Sometimes it can escalate, but there are definitely unpleasant and tense moments.
There is no "right" age to go to couples therapy. Although it can be expensive and considered a luxury, mental health is indeed a serious priority, and there is advice for a range of budgets (and ages).
It can take months or years to solve a problem. Every relationship is different, and there is no firm cure for a block in one. To start sooner or later is the motto we believe in, but do not expect a quick fix and a few sessions.