Most couples who come to a marriage retreat are in significant distress. They are caught up in reactive patterns. They feel disconnected. Suffering from such emotional blocks, sometimes for years, many are on the brink of divorce.
Our retreats help the majority of such couples save their marriages and get their love back on track. A retreat is great for couples in all stages of relationship. This includes premarital counseling or getting a marriage tune-up.
Below are some common scenarios that bring couples to our marriage retreats:
Many couples come to our marriage retreats as a last ditch effort. One or both are considering divorce. This may be explicit, where actual threats have been stated. Or it may be just beneath the surface. Either way, a retreat provides a perfect supportive place to get to the root of all issues and work with a dedicated focus to best transform any unhappy situation. Helping a couple gain clarity is a vital step to their… Continue reading →
Often couples come to a marriage retreat as a result of infidelity. Usually it is a recently discovered affair that triggers emotional turmoil and a crisis. Sometimes it is the after-effects of an infidelity in the past that was never properly repaired, and so it keeps reeking havoc and prevents partners from fully trusting or reconnecting. Affairs are felt to be a deeply traumatic betrayal. And for proper healing they must be worked with… Continue reading →
Falling in love is easy. Staying in love is another matter. Some couples seem blessed with everlasting happiness. But what about the rest of us, who run into problems once the honeymoon is over? We encounter differences, disagreements, disappointments. Buttons get pushed and we fall into a downward spiral. We watch helplessly as our once deeply loving feelings fade in the face of misunderstandings, reactive cycles and disconnection… Continue reading →
In a long term relationship, partners can end up taking each for granted. This common unconscious process leads them to feel emotionally disconnected. After years of being stuck in this state, couples can end up feeling more like roommates than lovers. I sometimes hear, “I love you but no longer feel in love with you.” This is the result of long term, habitual disconnection. As we explore how this happened, couples find how… Continue reading →
A couple’s physical and emotional intimacy can get eroded over time by unrepaired upsets or cycles of poor communication. These damage partners’ ability to feel emotionally connected, can reduce how attracted they feel to each other, or how open they feel to being sexual. The tools couples learn in an intensive retreat to repair emotional wounds and become more engaged often re-ignite sexual desire and passion for each other… Continue reading →
Many couples come to an intensive marriage retreat as a result of a mid-life crisis or a big life change that impacts the relationship. When someone experiences a significant change it can radically shift the dynamic in their marriage. Mid-life crises are a classic example of this, where someone starts re-evaluating their life. Different things can initiate this process of questioning things. For some, it happens if they lose their job or retire… Continue reading →
Whether you are interested in premarital counseling, want to improve your marriage, or desire to increase satisfaction in your intimate relationship, an intensive couples retreat is a perfect place to learn new tools that enable love to thrive. Most couples start out with great promise and strong feelings of being in love. Sadly, all too many end up feeling stuck. Despite their best intentions, all couples encounter occasional riffs and differences… Continue reading →
You could say that in an optimal loving relationship a couple will maximize shared happiness and deepen their love and satisfaction over time. Some lucky couples do this naturally. The rest of us have to learn how. Where did we get our original lessons on how to love? Long, long ago — before we can even remember. In childhood we learned how to love before we learned how to speak. From day one we were getting lessons about love… Continue reading →