Dax Shepard Just Gave Surprisingly Insightful Marriage Advice and We’re Here for It

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If Dax Shepard decides one day that he’s tired of the acting life, he should become a marriage counselor. We’re calling it now: Dr. Shepard is going to have his own practice one day helping couples.

Why this sudden and drastic change of career?

Shepard was recently on Ellen DeGeneres’ Ellen’s Show Me More, where he gave incredibly insightful advice to a woman in the audience during the “Ask Dr. Dax” segment. And y’all, we need to hold the phone because we don’t think anybody was prepared for the answer to this woman’s question.

He’s an actor, comedian, writer, director, and all around charisma machine. He’s known for his role on NBC’s Parenthood, as well as a prank-loving dude on Punk’d. That’s right, remember Punk’d?

Which, to be fair, I would expect of any man named Dax. Dax and motorcycles just go hand in hand, right?

I would argue this is what he’s best known for. They’ve been together for over ten years, which is major in Hollywood.

Here they are ROLLERSKATING. Be still, our beating hearts. We’re totally fangirling out over the cuteness.

Seriously, if you aren’t a fan of Kristen Bell, who are you? She’s hilarious, extremely talented, and an outspoken activist. Plus, she weeps over sloths. So what’s their relationship like?

Which is why his advice to an audience member was incredible.  The woman, Courtney, asked Shepard what she should do when her boyfriend gives her the silent treatment in fights.

Shepard started his answer by asking Courtney if she was a mechanic, to which she replied…no. To which he then replied, “If your transmission broke, would you and your boyfriend try to fix it — would you take it out in the driveway and try to fix it?”

Courtney then replied, “I would take it to the auto shop.” Dax: “Right, because you care about your car. Are you a couples counselor, are you a therapist?” Courtney: “No.” Dax: “Do you care about your relationship?” Courtney: “Yes.” Okay, okay, we see where this is going…

“Then you should show it the same respect you’d show your car. You should go to a therapist, have couples therapy. Kristen and I started right out of the gate. It’s a great way to prevent terrible patterns from starting as opposed to doing it way late and trying to unravel terrible patterns,” he said in the video.

Dax, teach us your wise ways! Watch the full video to laugh, cry, and wonder how you can have Dax Shepard for couples therapy.