Today Extra host David Campbell reveals how couples therapy saved his marriage to wife Lisa Hewitt by ‘teaching us how to argue’
Channel Nine presenter David Campbell has revealed how going to couples therapy was a game changer when he first got together with wife Lisa Hewitt.
The Today Extra host, 48, and his wife discussed the ins and outs of their relationship on the Separate Bathrooms podcast on Tuesday.
‘We did couple’s therapy early on,’ David said after being asked how the couple handle conflict.
Beneficial: David Campbell has revealed that he and wife Lisa Hewitt did couples therapy and reflects on how it changed their relationship
He added: ‘I wasn’t really emotionally ready for being in the one relationship, and Lisa had come over to Australia and went “here’s everything”.
‘So just to get through that, we did couple’s therapy in the first year, and that was really invaluable because it taught us how to argue.’
David then referred to his family background and how they were ‘tribal’ and would ‘go nuclear’ when it came to arguing.
Lisa, a British actress and producer, shared similar sentiments, saying her own family would often ‘take the wrong side’ just to have an excuse to argue.
‘It taught us how to argue’: The Today Extra co-host talked about the invaluable importance couples therapy played into his relationship with Lisa on the Separate Bathrooms podcast
David said this resulted in ‘barneys’ between the pair and so they chose to do couples therapy, which he found ‘really constructive’.
He added: ‘And we dug this couples therapy, and at the end of the couples therapy our therapist was like, “I think you guys have done really well, thank you for coming in,” and I’m like, “I don’t think I’m done. I’ll just stay on.” I kept going.
‘Just being really open with each other is key. We don’t really fight that much.’
‘Just being really open with each other is key’: David explained the therapy was so helpful that he continued with it after Lisa had left. He added that they ‘don’t really fight much’
Lisa joked that she and David had been through ‘every argument before’ and ‘know each other so well.’
The couple married in Sydney in 2008.
They share three children together, son Leo, 11 and twins Billy and Betty, six.
Family: David and Lisa wed in 2008 in Sydney. They share three children together: Leo, 11 and twins Billy and Betty, both six