When you schedule an intensive with us, lodging is included with every package. Choose from a two, three, or even a five day retreat.
Before you pay a dime, you can call us to ask any questions that you might have. If you want to video chat via Skype, we can do that as well.
When you attend our marriage intensive you will have the reassurance that you will be working 1-on-1 with a highly skilled marriage therapist.
We're trained specifically as a couples' therapist. We are not trained as an individual therapist who happens to see some couples.
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Relationship Rescue Academy proudly serve couples across the entire U.S. and Canada with (2) convenient locations to choose from:
We understand. Making that initial call to us is a big step. Sure, you may have been thinking about it for a long time, but suddenly scheduling a consultation may make things seem very real and even a little nerve-wracking.
We expect most of our initial callers to be a tad bit nervous when they call us. Remember, you are just scheduling a consultation with us, get some of your questions answered, learn more about the issues related to your situation, and maybe even gain some valuable insight on your current situation.
Of course, you may decide that your next step is to not schedule an intensive with us, and that is absolutely fine. There is no pressure for you to commit to anything at your initial consultation, and we appreciate that you have much to consider.
Before you register we want to speak to you on the phone to ensure that we are a good fit for the challenges that you are facing.
There are two ways to get started, you can either call us right now at (765) 575-4617 or fill out the form here and we will call you.
If we mutually agree that our retreat is a good match for your situation, next a $500 nonrefundable deposit is required to secure your date. Full payment is due one week before retreat.
Absolutely. Whether or not you are married, a couples counseling retreat can have a profound impact on your relationship.
All couples deal with the same kinds of patterns and issues, to one extent or another. All couples need to have certain skills to thrive in a long term relationship.
Our intensive marriage counseling weekend is not appropriate for:
Yes. Not only do we equip you with tools to help you keep your relationship on track, we also offer one “After-Care” session. If you need more sessions after that we can work together to set up more sessions.
Lodging is included in the price. You are responsible for your transportation and meals.
This Intensive is private and not a group effort. It is designed especially for you and your spouse.
Marriage counseling is often treated as a dirty word, one that people feel ashamed of admitting their relationship needs. But there’s absolutely no shame in having to admit that your love boat needs a little bit of help to stay afloat.
In fact, many marriages have benefited from counseling and come out stronger on the other end.Wouldn’t it be great to rediscover your love for each other? To get right into things and re-ignite the spark that made your relationship tick in the first place? Even if you don’t consider your marriage to be in trouble, a couples therapy retreat could be what you need to make your love burn even hotter.
1. What is The Difference Between a Small Group Retreat And a Private Retreat?
When thinking of weekend couples counseling, we can often think of only groups sessions with other couples and perhaps not the most comfortable of situations, like in the movie “Couples Retreat.”
Not all weekend couples counseling retreats are like this, though!Many offer totally private experiences that include only you and your partner working directly with your counselors with plenty of alone time for bonding and intimacy.If you are nervous about speaking up on the troubles of your marriage in front of others, then a private retreat might be ideal for you.
However, many group retreats will have private sessions mixed in with group workshops, presentations, and activities, so you can still have the opportunity to address certain issues in private while working on others with the group.
Many retreats that focus on group weekends also have private opportunities for couples who would like to attend their location, so make sure that you do your research and don’t skip over one simply because it looks like a “group couples retreat.”
2. What Issues Does a Marriage Retreat Address?
There are so many issues that a marriage intensive retreat can address. Some are very common or yours might be a totally unique problem.No matter how specific or the number of “problems” your marriage might be facing, you should never totally rule out a counseling retreat – especially if you and your partner are talking about divorce but would like to avoid it.
If you can’t seem to work through any problem, be it big or small, you owe it to yourself and your partner to at least give it a try. Try to build back what you once had and rebuild the true love and all that comes along with it.
Let’s talk about some of the most common issues that many couples go to marriage retreats to address.Communication is one of the biggest relationship issues that couples end up needing some help with. Over time, we begin to feel that we know our partner so well. We let our guards down.
They let their guards down. We get frustrated. We snap and they snap back. Feelings get hurt.These nuances get totally and completely in the way of addressing the actual issue at hand. They get in the way of working as a team.
They pit you and your partner against each other. Or perhaps you and your partner don’t fight but don’t seem to communicate much at all or effectively? Maybe one or both of you don’t speak up on your wishes and desires, leading you both to spend more time apart, more time alone, or more time with other people?
Conversely, maybe you both find yourself spending too much time together, unable to speak up about alone time or time with friends or the simple fact that we don’t have much interest in one (or more) of our partner’s hobbies.
By the way, it’s totally ok to not have ALL the same interests, ideas, friends, hobbies, etc. Many of the most successful relationships thrive on each partner’s uniqueness as a layer underneath their similarities and combined passions.
Being able to communicate, understand, and APPRECIATE our differences can bring you closer than ever before, seeing your partner in that attractive and almost mysterious light that we had in the beginning.
There are plenty of other issues related to communication that you and your partner will be able to identify, address, and work on at a couple’s therapy retreat.Many times couples don’t even know that communication is their main issue and can blame their problems on other things or even one another.
Don’t get caught in this trap. See just how much an intensive marriage counseling retreat can help you and your spouse fix communication barriers and communicate effectively and lovingly with each other.Inability to manage stress effectively is another big issue for many couples.
It can lie in communication but also many other areas. Stress can take a major toll on our health – physical, mental, and emotional.If we are not effectively managing our stress (no matter what level of it we are experiencing), then it is going to affect us in every aspect of our life, even in marriage.
If stress has caused your marriage to just overflow with toxicity of any sort, then a weekend getaway with couples counseling could be just the thing you need.In fact, weekend couples counseling is right up your alley and designed just for you!
No matter what your relationship issues are, they are sure to either lead to stress or likely be cause by unmanaged stress. Sometimes we just need some time away, but often times, we need help and guidance in coping effectively, both, for ourselves alone and for our relationship together.
Get that time away AND the guidance you need at an intensive marriage counseling retreat!Infidelity is another common issue for couples who attend weekend couples counseling. And if this is you, then you are not even close to being alone.And, if you aren’t already aware, infidelity DOES NOT mean that your relationship is over or that your partner doesn’t love and value you.
Infidelity can be extremely tough.It can break our trust and our hearts. But that fact of the matter is that sometimes it happens – even in some of the most loving and supportive relationships. It’s not always men, and it’s not always a long-term affair.It can be a one time mistake in which the transgressor opens up and comes clean to their partner. It doesn’t always have to be sexual relations, either.
It could be secret dates, secret messages that are not of an appropriate nature, or even inappropriate flirting in the office (and much more).If there has been infidelity in your relationship in any way, a couples therapy retreat can help you to overcome this and move on together – with openness, understanding, kindness, constructive communication, forgiveness, compassion, and love.
Anger, volatility, and even abuse are some other common issues that couples need help with and do so on weekend retreats. Anger issues can affect communication in severely negative ways and can hinder any relationship greatly.It can be scary and confusing for the partner on the receiving end.
Sometimes it’s more than anyone should ever be willing to put up with, but many times people can “lose their tempers” in times of stress or even regularly but not so much so that it isn’t addressable. Please remember that abuse comes in many forms.
If you think you might be in an abusive relationship, then you should seek outside help immediately (even if it’s not from a weekend retreat). A professional, licensed therapist will be able to help assess the behaviors and guide you in the right direction.
Sometimes, the sad fact of the matter is that we simply need to leave an abusive partner.However, there are some forms of abuse that are a bit milder and, thankfully, fixable!
If your partner has a desire to work on things, they can certainly work upon, fix, and change their toxic behaviors. Some couples choose to do yearly or bi-yearly retreats to continue to grow and work on these kinds of specific issues together.
Intimacy is another issue for many. This is a biggie in weekend retreats, so if you are having issues in this department, then fear not! You will have ample opportunities to learn about, grow in, and practice intimacy while on your couples therapy retreat!
This isn’t just sex, though! This boils down to even the little things like simple fondness, appreciation, oneness, and connecting physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually as two that have become one.
If you don’t see your specific “issue” mentioned here, fear not! Therapists and marriage and family counselors are trained to help people from all walks of life with all kinds of unique problems. Don’t let fear or shyness keep you from saving your relationship.
3. Why is An Intensive More Effective Than The Traditional Once a Week Marital Counseling?
As mentioned above, there are a few reasons why an intensive couples retreat can be more effective than traditional, weekly counseling sessions.You have ample time to identify and address your issues as well as work on effective skills to overcome them.
Doing this within days as opposed to weeks can get healing and mending on the fast track with skills you and your partner can take home with you.Once a week sessions can drag problems out, they often take place in an office, and the therapist isn’t able to address as many issues completely.
Plus, combining your counseling with a romantic getaway can be super healing and can create an opportunity to build upon intimacy and trust and togetherness in general.
4. What Does a Typical Day Look Like at a Marriage Therapy Retreat?
This can vary quite greatly with so many different kinds of weekend couples retreats out there. Your first day will typically consist of meet and greets as well as initial sessions with counselors or therapists to identify your specific needs and wishes.
The following days will be filled with all kinds of things from presentations, notable speakers, workshops, and hands-on activities to get you and your partner identifying issues, addressing them realistically and compassionately, and learning new skills to work on them and fix them.
There will, of course, be meal times and even break times for you and your partner to discuss what you’ve learned or just to wind down and relax.Many retreats offer times for all kinds of adventures from hiking to swimming with dolphins to even helicopter tours.
There are also opportunities for down-time with your partner.Some retreats are more spa-like and downtime consists of meditation, couples yoga, and even massage or other spa treatments with your partner.
So, there you have the ins and outs of an intensive marriage counseling retreat! While there is still more to it than this, you’ve been provided with all of the most basic knowledge to make an informed decision.
Remember, you are not alone in needing to seek out help, and there is a high likelihood that you can fix your relationship with a trip to a couples therapy retreat.Weekend couples counseling is for anyone and everyone that just wants to give a little boost to their relationship skills or who need to fix some of the direst of relationship challenges.
Take steps now to fix things sooner than later. You and your spouse deserve the healing, compassion, and love together as one.