Private Weekend Couples Retreats

Your relationship is not beyond hope.

No matter where you are…how hopeless you feel…how frustrated you’ve become, we are here to help you reset your relationship and get a fresh start. Join us for a customized private couples retreat. You and your partner, and Mary Ellen and Jerry, will create a one-of-a-kind counseling experience that gets results and changes lives.

Intensive Couples Counseling Retreat

Yes! I’m ready.

Our Couples Retreat will get your relationship back on track. Book it now.

Our private, intensive couple-to-couple counseling retreat will change your life.

It’s that simple.

You start where you are and we take you where you want to go.

Are you picking up the pieces after infidelity? Or on the brink of divorce? Don’t know whether to stay or go? Do you love each other but can’t get along no matter how hard you’ve tried?

Our intensive couples therapy retreat is a safe, judgment free zone for couples struggling, in distress, or in crisis and need objective help to move forward.

Ready to start? Call 603-828-3649 or email Want more information? Read on.

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Our couples retreats are cathartic and healing, strategic, forward moving, and practical. It’s like nothing you’ve experienced before.

Couples benefit from couple-to-couple counseling retreats with Free & Connected, a husband-wife counseling team. They feel safe in our hands and know we’ve got their backs. They find courage to say the unsayable and discover the world did not fall apart. Instead they breathe a sigh of relief, feel lighter, and more hopeful they can be themselves with their partner.

The four of us “roll up our sleeves” and work to identify and reconfigure the patterns and unhelpful dynamic that make you miserable and unhappy. Couples leave with a concrete plan, specific tools + best of all, new hope + rekindled excitement about their future together.

What Makes our Couples Retreat the Right Choice for You?

You may be dealing with infidelity, addiction, rage, mid-life crisis or other relationship shattering issues.

You may have already tried traditional couples counseling and felt you never got to the root of the problem. (Most couples we see have been there, done that.)

You may wonder if you are beyond help.

You may be on the brink of divorce or splitting-up and want to make one last effort to save your relationship. (We’ve helped many couples turn the ship around.)

You might yearn for a deeper connection and want to shore up a shaky relationship.

You might want to be together but don’t know how to make it work.

We guide you in a way that honors your soul, encourages your heart, inspires your mind, and heals the past.

Do these thoughts keep you up at night?

Why won’t he talk to me?

I am fed up with her constant criticism.

He doesn’t see me, hear me, or get me.

I need more sex, more satisfaction?

I want to feel closer.

She doesn’t know how often she humiliates me.

My partner doesn’t get me, love me, or trust me.

I need more freedom –time for me.

I want my partner to accept me + stop trying to change me.

I am sick and tired of being seen as a meal ticket.

Our intensive couples counseling retreat is for you if:hands

  • You want to learn more about yourself and your partner.
  • You want to understand how your relationship deteriorated.
  • You want to repair, refocus, reframe, and revitalize your relationship.
  • You want to let go of anger, guilt, hurt, and resentment.
  • You suffer from couple envy.
  • You want to leave the past where it belongs—in the past—without sweeping it under the rug.
  • You need an objective opinion and fresh perspective.
  • You want solutions rather than endless talking in circles
  • You want to work with a couple that gets it and has the expertise to bring you long-term solutions.
  • You want a custom road map to move forward to a better relationship.


You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down. –Toni Morrison



What: A two-day or three-day private intensive couples retreat designed to focus on your relationship, crack the unhelpful dynamic, dismantle the barriers, and create a road map to a satisfying relationship.

We’ll meet in a comfortable, private conference room on both days of your intensive marriage counseling retreat. Each day includes a morning session, a break for lunch, and an afternoon session.

We encourage you to come with an open + curious mind, an open heart, and a willingness to be fully present.

We’ll work together to craft a practical custom blueprint to capture your breakthrough and re-structure your relationship. You will go home with a concrete plan, specific tools + best of all, new hope + rekindled excitement about your future together.

When: Weekend or two-consecutive days, by appointment.

Where: Our couples retreats are held in Portsmouth, NH and by special arrangement in Boston.

Cost: The couples counseling retreat in Portsmouth is $3900 per couple for two days and $5700 for three days (excluding lodging, meals, and air fare.)

The couples counseling retreat in Boston is $4400 per couple for two days and $6600 for three days (excluding lodging, meals, and air fare.)

Booking your Couples Retreat

Interested? Contact us to set up a free consultation or call at 603-828-3649 to set up a time to talk.

Once you’ve decided the couples counseling retreat is right for you and you have your date, you will receive an invoice from us. Payment of the full balance will be due and payable to reserve your retreat date.

We accept checks via mail and credit card payments through PayPal.



You don’t have to take a blind leap of faith. Our work has repaired hundreds of painful relationships.

Take a moment to read what couples say about working with us