"Dax and I, when we started this pandemic, were at a point in our marriage where we definitely needed a little therapy brush-up," the Good Place star, 40, said in a recent interview. "Every couple of years, we're like, 'We're being very antagonistic towards each other,' and we don't want that. [So] we go back to therapy and figure out... how we can serve this team goal better," she continued. "It's been incredibly helpful."
Since tying the knot over seven years ago, the parents of two — Lincoln, 7, and Delta, 6 — have endured their fair share of stress and heartache.
"It's no secret Dax has dealt with addiction problems in the past," an insider says of the actor, 46, who revealed last September that he had relapsed following 16 years of sobriety. "God knows Kristen's not perfect and has her own issues. She tends to be a bit on the OCD side in that she's got dozens of projects going on at once and then gets frustrated and just about bursts into tears."
But even in the toughest times, "they always have each other's back," notes the insider. "They're committed to being each other's biggest support systems."
And that's never going to change. "The pandemic hasn't been easy on either of them. Dax and Kristen both have Type A personalities and can get on each other's nerves, but they know that being married means they're in this together," explains the insider. "On top of therapy, they still have their 'date nights' once or twice a week where they'll have a romantic evening at home after the kids are asleep and cuddle on the couch to watch a rom-com."
While their relationship may never be perfect, "they're happy and love each other," adds the insider. "And that's what matters most."
No matter the issue, "they always manage to come out stronger," the insider revealed.