Couples with scores in this range typically experience significant levels of distress and dissatisfaction in their relationship. Questions of whether to end the relationship or find a way to save the relationship often exist. Although your relationship may seem hopeless or beyond repair, couple’s counseling could be an excellent opportunity to save your relationship if you have these feelings. The opportunity to share your hurt, disappointments, and hopes for the future of your relationship in safe and confidential environment can provide the necessary stability and help to weather these difficult conversations and find a place of understanding and mutual respect between you and your partner.
Source: Funk, J.L., & Rogge, R.D. (2007). Testing the ruler with item response theory: increasing precision of measurement for relationship satisfaction with the couples satisfaction index. Journal of Family Psychology, 21, 572-583.