Danielle And Nick From Love Is Blind Reveal That They've Started Couples Therapy

When Season 2 of hit reality series "Love Is Blind" dropped on Netflix in February of 2022, 30 singles joined the show, eager to find love. Nick and Vanessa Lachey welcomed the singles into the famed pods, where eligible bachelors and bachelorettes searched for partners using only their personalities. After spending some time getting to know each other without ever making eye contact, only six couples left the pods engaged to be married.

Fans watched throughout the weeks that followed as the fiances got to know each other. Some fell in love, while others experienced major turmoil throughout the journey to the altar. Of the six couples who appeared on the show, only two chose to go through with the wedding and stayed together after the cameras stopped rolling. One of those couples was 29-year-old Danielle Ruhl and 36-year-old Nick Thompson.

Danielle and Nick connected in the pods early on, but faced challenges once their relationship began to progress. Danielle dealt with major insecurities of her own, while the seven-year age gap between the couple appeared to cause tension (via Us Weekly). Fans watched as Nick expressed apprehension upon discomfort at Danielle's partying habits and perceived immaturity. However, fans were happy to see them walk down the aisle at the end of the season, and the couple recently confirmed they've begun couples therapy sessions in order to strengthen their bond and work on their ongoing issues with each other.

Nick and Danielle faced on-screen challenges

During the "Love Is Blind" reunion episode, Nick Thompson and Danielle Ruhl appeared together, still happily married. In an interview with People, Nick said, "We're in couples counseling and we have been now, for almost the entire time since we've finished [the show]." He and his wife, Danielle, have been working on their marriage since exchanging vows at the end of Season 2 of "Love Is Blind." Couples therapy is no cause for concern for this couple, as both Nick and Danielle cite their reasons for seeking counseling as wanting to work on their foundation in order to build a connection that lasts for a lifetime.

Danielle described the format of "Love Is Blind" as a "pressure cooker environment" for cultivating a relationship, explaining that the couple fell in love so quickly because they both knew that staying married was the goal in the end. She explained how this led to some of the major fights fans saw throughout the series, saying (via Us Weekly), "Him and I fell in love so quickly and because we both knew at the end of the day we wanted to stay together." With so much focus on their marriage, these two appear to be going strong.

Couples therapy doesn't mean trouble for this couple

Throughout Season 2 of "Love Is Blind," communication issues unfolded rapidly between Nick Thompson and Danielle Ruhl. The early days of their marriage gave them challenges, but facing these challenges together post filming has been working well for the pair. The couple is proactively tackling their communication issues with their couples therapist, and they've made great progress. Danielle said (via Us Weekly), "The couple therapist literally was like, 'Danielle, you speak French. He speaks German. And when you're talking to each other, it doesn't translate. And it takes months, years sometimes, to be able to actually communicate with each other.'"

The couple happily opened up about their journey with couples therapy in order to normalize it, as Nick says, "I don't think there should be any stigma around getting therapy individually, getting therapy with a couple because, you know, men are from Mars, women are from Venus." In addition to learning better communication skills, Danielle and Nick have been making time to enjoy the more peaceful parts of marriage. They've taken up cooking and trying new cuisines and restaurants together, and Nick has become more comfortable with the Rock Band set and costumes.