By: Madeleine Porter
Pink praises couples therapy for her successful marriage to Carey Hart.
The American singer-songwriter, 40, opened up in a heartfelt Instagram Live post with her therapist Vanessa Inn about her marriage.
“I got a lot of s— for telling people that Carey and I have been in couples counseling with Vanessa,” Pink said. “So I talk to Vanessa on my own and I also talk to Vanessa with Carey and for Carey and I. It’s the only reason that we’re still together because you know, I think partners after a long time, we just speak — I can’t say it’s a man and woman thing, I think it’s a partner thing, a spouse thing — that you just speak two different languages.”
Pink revealed in the Live post the biggest struggle in her marriage has been “intimacy”.
“There’s a difference between connection — I think — and intimacy,” she said. “And intimacy is the part that’s hard for me. There was a moment in couple’s counseling with Carey, I’ll never forget, in the office, I had been complaining about him for years about how he’s just not present, he’s not here, he doesn’t get it, he’s not hearing me emotionally, he’s not even trying to understand my language.”
“And you were like, ‘OK, everybody shut up, stand up, put your hands on each other’s hearts and just look into each other’s eyes,’ ” she told Inn.
Pink and Hart give full credit to therapy for their successful marriage of 14 years after their fair share of ups and downs.
“We’ve been at this thing a long time, babe,” Pink wrote. “It isn’t perfect, but I’m grateful it’s ours. I love our family. Thank you for walking in front of me, beside me, and right behind me at times. You’re a real man, carey hart.”