Dan Reynolds is getting real about the benefits of marriage counselling.
The Imagine Dragons frontman opened up to People magazine about his decision, with wife Aja Volkman, to make a change in their marriage.
The pair, who married in 2011, announced their separation last year before reconnecting in January.
“I walked into relationships with this false notion that if it’s not all perfect and there’s arguments, then maybe you’re not with the right person. That’s just not the way it works,” Reynolds confessed.
And now, he says they know relationships take work: “No relationship is perfect. Sometimes it doesn’t work out and that’s okay; sometimes people separate for a little bit and they end up deciding to get back together and that’s okay.”
Adding, “We have this obsession with perfection right now. I think that’s really dangerous because then everybody has false expectations and hopes for this beautiful, perfect marriage or life partner, and it’s just going to be perfect – and that’s just not the case.”
And Reynolds says therapy works for them, “We’ve been going through marriage counselling and putting in a lot of work to keep our family strong.”
“Fortunately for us, we worked through it. If that hadn’t have been the case for us, there’s many people before us who paved that route and still raised great kids together or go on to be friends, or whatever it is,” he continued. “Relationships are complex.”
The pair share three daughters – Arrow, 5, and 2-year-old twins Gia and Coco – and will welcome their first son in the fall.