Premium- Outlander -Here's What 'Outlander's Claire & Jamie Would Talk About In Couples Therapy
Claire and Jamie Fraser on Outlander are the gold standard when it comes to being connected as a couple (at least on TV). But Jamie and Claire going to couples therapy could have probably helped throughout the many bumps in their relationship road. Because even if you aren't a fan of therapy, imagine if you and your partner experienced a quarter (an eighth? a sixteenth?) of what Claire and Jamie have during their marriage on Outlander and I can guarantee you'd be looking into your insurance options.
Counseling isn't available to the Frasers in the 18th century, but Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe as their characters once tried couples therapy in a skit for "MTV After Hours with Josh Horowitz." Although it's a spoof (and yes, there are bloopers), Horowitz struck a nerve when Frank came up and nightclubs were mentioned, further demonstrating how helpful therapy with an actual mental health expert could be for these fictional characters.
Jamie and Claire are going to stay together no matter what life throws at them (and perhaps even death?). Still, even for the couple who has secrets but not lies, it would've been nice to have been able to process some things via counseling. So while I have absolutely zero experience as a mental health professional (I went to school for therapy, but it was massage therapy), here are some topics that a therapist may have been able to help Claire and Jamie with.