Private Weekend Marriage Counseling 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 get

Our marriage 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? Are you obsessed with the question of whether to stay or go? Do you love each other but can’t get along, no matter how hard you’ve tried?

Our marriage counseling retreat is a safe, judgment-free zone for couples struggling, in distress, or in a crisis that would benefit from objective help.

Our marriage counseling retreat is intensive, private, and forward-moving.

Ready to start? Simply email and we’ll get going.

Want more information? Read on.

Yes! I’m ready.

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

Unhappy couple sitting on a bench struggling with the question of why stay in an unhappy marriage.

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

Couples benefit from marriage counseling retreats with Free & Connected,  a husband-wife marriage counseling team. You’ll feel safe in our hands, and know we’ve got your backs. You can find the courage to say the unsayable and discover your world will not fall apart. Instead, you will breathe a sigh of relief, feeling a bit lighter and more hopeful about your marriage.

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

What Makes our Marriage Counseling 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 marriage 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 honestly, 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?

criticism in marriage relationships

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 want more sex, more satisfaction?

We want to feel closer.

She doesn’t know how often she humiliates me.

My partner doesn’t love, respect, 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 marriage counseling retreat is for you if:

  • 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 a 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 roadmap to move forward to a better relationship.

Here are details about our marriage counseling retreat:


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

We’ll meet in a comfortable, peaceful setting surrounded by the beauty of nature. Each six hour day includes a morning session, a break for lunch, and an afternoon session.

We encourage you to come with a 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

When:  Weekends. Retreats run from 10-5 pm each day.

Where: Our marriage counseling retreat is held in Portsmouth, NH in a peaceful, spacious venue surrounded by nature.

Fee:  The fee for our retreat is $5600 for two days and $8200 for three days. Travel, meal, and accommodations are separate. Payment in full is required upon booking to reserve your spot. We give no refunds for cancellation but rather reschedule your retreat to a mutually workable new date.

Follow-up:   A four-way conference call with us to track your progress occurs 6-8 weeks after the retreat.

After-care:  We have no formal after-care program as we feel confident our assessment and treatment plan will yield positive results so long as each partner has made full disclosure and consistent effort to follow the recommended treatment plan. Of course, if after-care is needed we will always make ourselves available at our usual hourly rate.

Insurance:   Unfortunately, health insurers do not reimburse couples for retreat fee.

Accommodations:   Couples stay at hotels, inns, and bed and breakfasts in the Portsmouth area where most of the major hotel chains have a presence.

Airports:   Our area as served by three major airports (Boston (75 minutes), Portland, Maine(60 minutes) and Manchester, NH (35 minutes), and for a handful of cities/towns by an airport in Portsmouth served by Allegiant Airlines.






Booking your Marriage Counseling Retreat

Interested? Contact us to set up a time to talk.

Once you’ve decided our marriage counseling retreat is right for you and you have your date, you will receive an invoice from us. The payment of the full balance will be due on the date you reserve your marriage counseling retreat.

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

Take your time. We’ll be here when you feel ready, and the time is right.

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