Intensive Marriage Retreat Options
Couples seeking our retreats typically fall into one of three categories: Those seeking to get a quick, concentrated start to their marriage counseling, those seeking to overcome extramarital affairs, and those looking to overcome persistent problems.
In all three cases, the concentrated nature of our intensive marriage retreats helps you come away knowing what each partner needs to work on and how to work on it.
Quick Start Marriage Retreats (three-hour sessions)
Couples who decide to seek help or who have experienced an extramarital affair often want to begin working on their marriage immediately. These three-hour retreats give you a quick, efficient, concentrated start.
Our Quick Start Intensive Marriage Retreats give couples a three-hour concentrated dose of marriage help. This allows you to gain understanding and direction to start the healing process as efficiently as possible.
These retreats are very popular with our clients. Couples value the sense of direction and insight gained in a morning or afternoon.
Extramarital Affairs Marriage Retreat (Six- and nine-hour sessions)
An extramarital affair is one of the greatest challenges a couple can face in their relationship. Our goal in these longer, more in-depth couples retreats is to begin the resolution process and bring some order and forward movement to the frequently chaotic feelings, emotions and interactions that follow an affair.
We’ll help you understand the phases of recovery and help you determine where you are in the recovery process. We will also help both partners understand what the other is going through and work to identify why and how the affair happened.
We’ll work to rebuild understanding and trust, and look at the process that both the betrayed and the betrayer need to go through in rebuilding. In addition, we’ll help you sort out how to handle all the complications, including dealing with the “other person”, family, colleagues, and friends. Finally, we’ll help you practice skills that can be used immediately to help you on your road to rebuilding trust and closeness.
To read a more about affairs and our intensive marriage retreats, refer to Affairs.
Persistent Problems Marriage Retreat (Six- and nine-hour sessions)
These six- and nine-hour couples intensive marriage retreats are designed to increase understanding and empathy between partners while resolving persistent problems in your relationship. In these marriage retreats, we’ll address such problems as communication, defensiveness and anger, criticism, respect, conflict, emotional distance between partners, or a lack of collaboration and intimacy.
We’ll help you determine the problems in your relationship as well as your areas of strength. You will understand each partner’s role in your marital troubles and how you can work to resolve them. We’ll identify problematic patterns between you and for each of you; and you’ll gain new specific, practical skills and behaviors to address current and future problems.
The structure of these sessions will give you time after and between meetings to practice the skills you’ve learned.
One Therapist or the Husband-Wife Therapist Team
You can choose a single therapist or the husband/wife team for your marriage retreat.
For more information about this choice feel free to contact us