Assembling IKEA furniture is a unique form of couples therapy. Dr. Durvasula uses it to address relationship challenges and develop skills such as mindfulness and communication. The most challenging pieces? The PAX wardrobe, king-sized beds, and the heavy LIATORP can test couples’ teamwork. Dr. Durvasula urges couples to pause before reacting, engage in dialogue, ask questions, and actively listen to foster communication while assembling furniture.