Marriage Retreats

What Happens At A Marriage Retreat

By Mary Ellen Goggin / June 10, 2019
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By the time a married couple considers therapy, the spouses are usually trying to save or repair their marriage. Couples therapy is often the first outreach, in part because its format is familiar to most people. One hour a week for several months (maybe years), a comfortable office with couches and chairs, a therapist with…

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What You Need To Do Before You Attend A Marriage Healing Retreat

By Mary Ellen Goggin / March 10, 2019
A mature couple admiring the view and feeling great after attending a marriage healing retreat.

The idea of swapping some of your vacation time and money for a marriage healing retreat may be new to you. You may not even remember where the idea came from, but here it is. And now you and your spouse are blocking off time on your calendars and wondering what this blind date of…

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8 Things You Need To Know Before You Decide To Attend A Marriage Retreat

By Mary Ellen Goggin / March 1, 2019
Couple cuddling after attending a marriage retreat.

Deciding to attend a marriage retreat is one of the most powerful investments you can make in your marriage. Whether you are motivated by the promise of enrichment or the urgency of crisis, a marriage retreat pays big dividends. Many couples who are veterans of the marriage retreat format swear by it. Many even recommend…

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What To Look For In A Marriage Retreat For Infidelity

By Mary Ellen Goggin / February 21, 2019
Married couple holding hands at a marriage retreat for infidelity.

When your marriage hangs in the balance because of an infidelity, trying to save it can be overwhelming. A marriage retreat for infidelity is a unique way to focus on your marriage with therapists who specialize in your experience. In the world of therapy, there is so much to choose from. So many modalities, so…

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Is Surviving Infidelity Without Counseling Possible

By Mary Ellen Goggin / February 10, 2019
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One of you has cheated. Both of you are suffering. Nothing will ever be the same. Is surviving infidelity without counseling possible? Despite the seemingly common occurrence of affairs and the high rate of divorce in the US, couples do survive infidelity. Some even manage to forge a stronger marriage after the fallout. But where and…

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How To Select A Marriage Retreat For Couples In Crisis

By Mary Ellen Goggin / January 24, 2019
How to select a marriage retreat for couples in crisis

A powerful alternative to traditional weekly marriage therapy is a marriage retreat. For couples in crisis, this format can offer an intensive, highly effective start to a sustainable healing journey. Selecting a Therapist Selecting a therapist is an important process for anyone considering psychotherapy. Sometimes the “first impression” of the process can leave a lasting…

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Why Attend A Marriage Retreat With Counseling

By Mary Ellen Goggin / December 18, 2018
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Marriage and couples’ therapy is a unique and specialized niche in the world of psychotherapy. And the marriage retreat-with-counseling is an even more specialized niche within the realm of marriage and couples’ therapy. While individual therapy may be ideal when working through your personal history and issues, if your relationship is what ails you, a…

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Why Attend A Marriage Retreat Intensive Weekend

By Mary Ellen Goggin / December 11, 2018
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No one argues with the need to head out of town for product training or team building for work. But why attend a marriage retreat for something that should just come naturally? After all, this is marriage, not a new software package. Well, okay. But we could get a little cheeky-metaphorical here and suggest that…

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