Save Your Marriage Telephone Counseling
Creating a satisfying and lasting relationship is one of the most challenging life accomplishments. It requires a solid foundation, tools and skills to navigate the ups and downs of life, and a relationship vision that satisfies the needs of each partner.
The struggle is all too common
The struggle is all too common. And all too real.
Many of us begin our relationship with the misguided belief that once you “fall in love” everything else will take care of itself. We lack good real-life role models, or our vision is clouded with Hollywood romance and other idealized, unrealistic notions. Few of us have the right tools to succeed. No wonder the divorce rate is high and many couples who stay married end up being dissatisfied in their relationship.
Couples struggle with conflict, have the same arguments over and over, and bring baggage from their family of origin and other relationships with them. Conflict invariably comes up – over money, in-laws, parenting, sex, intimacy, roles, obligations, religion, friends, personal habits, substance use, freedom, and security.
Sometimes a relationship has deteriorated and has become poisoned by disappointment, anger, resentment, guilt and other negative emotions that couples begin to actively dislike one another and prefer not to inhabit the same air. They argue about anything and everything they talk about, no matter how neutral the subject. Other couples are so withdrawn they barely speak to one another unless absolutely necessary.
One thing we know for sure
One thing we know for sure. Couples do not need to live in misery. There is a better way.
We can help you with all of this and more.
Professional Telephone Counseling Solutions
Professional Telephone Counseling Solutions
Not everyone has the time or resources to attend our in-person couple-to-couple Private Intensive Couples Retreats. We get requests all the time from people who want alternative ways of working with us.
In our private intensive retreats we’ve saved marriages and helped hundreds of couples get back on track. We’re committed to making our work available to more couples because we know that no one needs to live in misery. There is a better way. Our mission is to make the world a more peaceful place – one couple at a time.
As a result of the changes in our lives due to COVID-19, we’re reinstituting our telephone counseling solutions to make our work more accessible and affordable to couples. As you read on, you’ll learn about packages we have added to our services.
Get help and advice right in your own home
Are you looking for something different from traditional couples therapy and even more effective?
Too busy to go to a professional’s office during their limited hours?
Get help & advice right in your own home.
Appointments are available in the evenings and on the weekends.
Professional Telephone Counseling Solutions
We are not born with the skills to have a great relationship.
We’re not taught these skills in school either. Working with a relationship counselor will help you get clarity about the issues confronting your relationship, explore ways to resolve them, learning new skills to help you navigate the inevitable ups and downs of life in relationship, and formulating a plan to move forward.
Are you having relationship issues and not sure how to solve them?
Are you considering divorce as a serious option?
Is it hard for the two of you to find time to meet with a counselor?
Have you tried couples counseling and failed?
Are you more motivated than your partner to work on your relationship?
Have you lost the affection and love in your relationship?
this is for you if…
Telephone Relationship Counseling is for you if…
You want the perspective of an objective, third party couple.
You need to consider cost and convenience in seeking out relationship guidance.
You want to build a new marriage or relationship on a solid foundation.
You want to enhance or save your marriage.
You feel like you cycle through the same arguments again and again.
You love your partner and need to understand how you got to this place in your relationship.
You have tried therapy, but are not moving forward in your relationship.
You want to decide whether to stay together.
You want the privacy, familiarity and convenience of your own surroundings.
You would prefer to work with professionals outside your local area.
You want to work with us before you commit to an in-person Private Intensive Retreat.
Telephone counseling is a blend of relationship therapy and coaching. We help you understand how you got to where you are, give you the awareness, understanding, and tools to move forward to where you want to go in your relationship.
During our work together you will gain a better understanding of attitudes or behaviors in your past and deep-rooted problems that get in the way of relationship satisfaction. We can recommend you seek a specialist to diagnose mental disorders if necessary. Finally, we collaborate together with you to create a framework and vision for your future together.
Option 1: Telephone Private Intensive Retreat
Most couples travel a distance to come to our in our Private Intensive Couples Counseling Retreats. Added to the cost of the retreat are expenses for travel, lodging and meals. Couples with children need to find childcare for two or three days. While we recommend couples take the opportunity to get away together and leave the distraction and worries of daily life behind so they can better focus on the relationship, this approach is not always practical in terms of time, convenience and money.
For couples in crisis that need immediate help, those struggling with complicated, multiple issue problems, or those who prefer intensive, condensed work and lack the time to commit to ongoing weekly sessions, we offer a two-day private intensive couples retreat with a follow-up call in five (5) weeks and email support for three month period.
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Two weeks before the scheduled retreat you will complete an extensive questionnaire about your family and relationship history and take assessments that will give us a thorough understanding of your background and the nature of the issues you face.
Each day for two consecutive days we will meet on a conference line (or Skype, if you prefer) for two sessions of two hours each. The specific times will be based on your schedule and what is convenient for you.
The Private Intensive Retreat is short-term, condensed counseling that has been shown to benefit couples. It often leads to reduction of feelings of distress, resolution of specific problems, and a stronger, more satisfying relationship. Couples on the brink of divorce or who have separated often recommit to a future together.
In this kind of intensive, condensed work you may move more quickly and intensely into the areas of difficulty, causing you and/or your partner to experience uncomfortable feelings like sadness, guilt, anxiety, and anger. Our work together may involve revisiting difficult or unpleasant parts of your history together.
Over the course of the two days, distress and turmoil between you may be amplified temporarily on the first day. Therefore, the work is appropriate only for those who can tolerate uncomfortable emotion during the process of the work.
As a result, this work is not recommended for people with excessive and explosive anger, substance abuse or addiction, with a history of violence or fear of violence, or a person who is experiencing suicidal or homicidal thoughts, or has a history of serious harm inflicted on him/herself or another person, or if either partner currently has an untreated mental illness (schizophrenia, recurrent psychotic depression, or bipolar/manic-depressive illness.[/su_spoiler]
The cost of the Telephone Private Intensive Retreat is $2100, payable in advance via check or credit card.
how it works
How Does Telephone Relationship Counseling Work?
We offer a variety of formats for our work and will advise you of the most effective one for your situation, while taking into account your schedules and time constraints. Don’t see a format that works for you? Have something else in mind? We’re flexible and will custom-design a format that suits your unique needs.
Three More Options: Telephone Relationship Counseling Packages
Get Back On Track – Six (60 minute) Sessions for $1400
Recommended for couples that struggle with more than one issue and have a rooted and unhelpful relationship dynamic that gets in the way of relationship satisfaction. One or both partners may be on the fence about commitment because of the other partner’s negative reactions to them. They feel unloved, disapproved of, and anger directed to them despite their efforts to please their partner. One or both partners feels neglected, misunderstood, or taken for granted. One or both partners may feel the other doesn’t even like them.
Get Headed in the Right Direction – Three (60 minute) Sessions for $750
Recommended for couples that feel they have a solid foundation for their relationship yet are experiencing conflict over a specific issue (i.e. relationship with ex-spouses, inlaws or step-children, money matters, deciding to have a child, parenting). We can guide to resolve the issue and teach you life-long conflict resolution skills in the process.
Also recommended for couples planning to enter into a new marriage or live-in relationship. You can head off future problems by learning relationship skills, resolving differences, letting go of the emotional baggage of family history and other intimate relationships so you can begin with a clean slate, and creating a vision for your life together to ensure you have similar expectations about financial plans, children, ideas about what makes a successful relationship, and long term goals.
Get Clarity – One (60 minute) Session for $300
Untangle the confusion about what you want and need in your relationship, and whether you are willing to give that to your partner. Make a plan for next steps.
Are you ready to do this? Fantastic!
Your first step is to complete our simple inquiry form by clicking the button below. No payment is taken at this time and there’s no obligation. This form will start the conversation, so we can find the best solution for everyone.
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You don’t have to take a blind leap of faith. Our work has repaired hundreds of painful relationships.
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