Those looking into marriage retreats want to know what the marriage therapy retreats results are of the program. Below we give you more detail about how we have a 90% success rate on our marriage retreats. It’s usually due to the commitment level of the couple. If you both want it to work, you can get through anything- even issues that the “world” tells you to get divorced over.
What happens when you’re non- committal about your relationship?
The first step in both entering a relationship and salvaging your broken marriage is commitment. It’s the first step of 5 Steps to a Happy and Healthy Marriage book for a reason.
When couples commit to their relationship, they shift the energy forward, so instead of being fixated on what’s wrong with the relationship, they are able to muster the courage to focus on making their relationship the best it can be.
In a relationship without commitment, any crisis that comes up will literally knock the relationship off it’s feet.
We’d love to share with you some of our marriage therapy retreats results, especially with the following story of a marriage that was not really committed to begin with.
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I had a moving experience last week with a couple who flew in for our Marriage therapy retreats. As we began our first day, it was clear that the relationship was in limbo. One spouse admittedly was unable to fully commit and they were hoping the experience of our marriage therapy retreat would help generate some traction for the relationship. We delved into some of their relationship issues, and began to learn new ways of being in relationship.
It wasn’t until day 2 that the “elephant in the room” was addressed. It was an intense experience for both. As they returned from their lunch break, we crafted a joint relationship vision. At the conclusion of that exercise, the reluctant spouse proclaimed, “I’m committed.”
The other spouse, a bit surprised, mirrored back with tears, “you’re committed.” Then the spouse asked, “really?” It was a touching moment, a real breakthrough. There was no need to lecture about why there was a need to commit to the relationship, it was a natural outgrowth of the experience of really getting conscious about the relationship and what was holding both of them back from moving forward. They were now motivated and ready to move forward and begin rebuilding their marriage together.
So many couples feel stuck and can’t see how their relationship can possibly move forward. Our intensive marriage counseling retreat allows couples to explore in a relaxed and safe environment and accomplish something that would be quite challenging to do so quickly in a weekly session. Imagine 12 hours over two days with your spouse where you focus exclusively on your relationship. In order to really change and commit, we need an intensive experience.
The retreat is a life-changing opportunity where you can really focus on your relationship and what is important in life as well as recommit to your relationship and create real change. While it is easy to hope things will change, this is an opportunity where you will walk away seeing it with your very eyes.
If you would like to find out more about how to experience our marriage therapy retreats, walking away feeling that you have made real change in relationship, contact us here.
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