Marriage Retreats
2 Day Intensive Couples Retreats

 
Ready for an Intensive Weekend Marriage Retreat using Imago Couples Therapy to Save Your Marriage? Don’t Wait, We Can Help.

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2 Day No Blame, No Shame, Marriage Restoration Retreat

How We Can Help You Fix Your Marriage

If you’ve landed on this page you may already know that to fix a marriage in trouble, you’re going to need more than once a week couples counseling sessions.

Hi, I’m Rabbi Shlomo Slatkin, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Certified Imago Relationship Therapist. I used to work with couples as a traditional marriage counselor – seeing couples each week for 90 minutes. But 90 minutes each week is not enough to revive a failing marriage, so I decided to create an intensive program.

You can experience the intensive relationship therapy process that I take couples through through private couples retreats with me.

Here’s how it works: Couples undergo therapy with me using my calm, clear, safe no-blame, no shame communication process that infuses new life and hope into a marriage in 2 days. This process that I walk couples through during the 2 day couples retreat has worked time and time again. I’d love to share it with you. Call (443) 570-7598 to learn more or schedule a retreat.

Why Intensive Couples Counseling Retreats?

The fastest & most effective way for you to fix your marriage, without having to wait months to begin seeing positive results, is to have an INTENSIVE experience, that is a calm, clear, no blame, no shame, safe process that makes sense of your mess and guides you out of it. An intervention of sorts. That’s why we practice intensive Imago relationship therapy coupled with our “No Shame, No Blame” communication system – It is simply the fastest way to get results in our private marriage & couples retreats.

ABOUT OUR PRIVATE COUPLES RETREAT PACKAGE

(Followup Marriage Counseling Sessions Included!)
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Day 1: Restoring Hope

6 Hours of therapy to open up your eyes to the realization that your marriage has the potential to be different.

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Day 2: Hope becomes Reality

6 Hours of therapy to turn your hope for your new relationship into reality.

8 (90 Minute) Follow-up Counseling Sessions After Retreat

Follow up relationship therapy sessions either in person or remote video call via Skype.

Our 2 Day No Blame, No Shame Marriage Restoration Retreat is For You If You Want To:

 

  • Finally Become Deeply Heard by your spouse through a process that feels truly safe
  • Unburden yourself from your Emotional Baggage that you bring to the relationship through breaking free of old relationship patterns
  • Transform the way you feel and react to your spouse by shedding those aggravating triggers that your spouse seems to provoke in you
  • Comfortably talk safely about any issue in your relationship and remain connected
  • Finally feel loved (maybe even for the first time ever!) by discovering your personal love language and living it out to the fullest
  • Accelerate positive behavioral changes in your spouse in ways you never thought of before
  • Achieve your relationship goals through a done-for-you plan
  • Satisfy your needs for physical and emotional connection
  • Learn how to ask for what you want and get the love you want instead of being a victim
  • Remove negativity, retaliation, reactivity, anger, and blame through our formula for detoxing your marriage
  • Heal the crushing effects of infidelity and make amends
  • Infuse New Energy and Love into your relationship
  • Establish new rituals for re-romanticizing your relationship
  • Shift the negative energy in 5 minutes or less

 

How Imago Relationship Therapy Works

Not all therapists are focused on creating safety in your marriage. You know this if you’ve ever gone to counseling and you left angrier with each other than before, resulting in your partner refusing to ever come back! What is lacking for you in your marriage is that feeling of safety. Trust. Being heard without judgment and criticism.

If you can make your partner feel safe, a whole new realm of possibility will open up for you. That means listening to them without criticizing, without blaming, without shaming them; but deeply hearing what they say with no blame or shame.

Start Communication Habits at Home

Consistent communication that doesn’t include any BLAME or SHAME is critical to restoring love, preserving the marriage that you’ve worked so hard to build. Do you communicate that way? If this type of communication was already a habit in your relationship, you won’t even need to have the discussion about separation or divorce. When people feel safe around each other they no longer need to act out of survival mode. There is no power struggle. Everything you’ve seen with your spouse up until now has most likely been them behaving the way they do because they feel unsafe.

And the same goes for your behavior.

If your spouse…

  • deeply heard your needs
  • supported you in every way
  • challenged you to be the best you could be
  • gave you everything you had hoped and dreamed you could get from the most important relationship of your life

Would you be happy?

Would you be calm?

Would your life flow?

Would you feel at ease?

You would. And it would be because of the safe environment that your home would have.

Why Get Intensive Couples Counseling?

Your marriage could become joyful again without the hassle of months of therapy to determine whether or not you even WANT to stay together.

You can stop the resentment, distrust, and lingering doubts that you have about your partner.

It is possible to know with confidence and certainty that whatever decision you make it’s the right one.

Intensive Marriage Counseling & Couples Therapy

There is a MUCH FASTER way to reverse the course of direction that your marriage has taken and it’s not weekly therapy sessions. You need marriage intensives with imago relationship therapy at our one-one-one marriage retreats for couples.

Why Do We Need Intensive Therapy?

You need an intensive experience, with a focus on creating safety for your relationship through a no blame, no shame communication process.Think about it. Your car engine light goes on. The mechanic needs several hours to look under the hood to do a comprehensive analysis of what is going on before he can fix it and to see what’s going on.

Trying a 50 minute counseling session to fix what has been going on for YEARS in your relationship is not going to cut it.

Do You Agree?

Then you need The 2 Day No Blame, No Shame Marriage Restoration Retreat.

Take it from a real couple that attended one our our marriage intensive retreats.

“I didn’t think I could get my husband to come with me to your retreat. But when he saw that your process was built on a unique mechanism of a No-Blame, No Shame style of communicating- especially since I’ve been such a yeller- he agreed. We just got back from our 2 day marriage retreat with you. I’m not even sure where to begin! We are blown away…”

What if you’re not sure that your marriage can even BE saved?

Part of our intensive experience is for you to learn about YOURSELF- you own relationship history, your past unmet needs, your ability to communicate and be successful in ALL areas of your life. This is something that all partners need regardless of their spouse’s desire to change. Even if your partner doesn’t change or it looks like you still desire to consciously uncouple, you are always going to have to be in communication with your spouse especially if you have children. Your ability to communicate and go through life consciously is critical to your success in life!

Day One:

“Restoring Hope” – 6 Hours of therapy to open up your eyes to the realization that your marriage has the potential to be different

  • “Personal relationship history” – Explore your personal relationship history through written exercises that will open up your eyes to your relationship stumbling blocks.
  • “Why you chose your spouse” – Learn about the missing parts of yourself and know how to reclaim them.
  • “Relationship frustration” – Experience deep healing around a difficult issue with your spouse using the Imago Dialogue practice which is a safe and comfortable way to communicate.
  • “Intentional dialogue” – Put a new tool in your toolbox for dealing with all of life’s challenges and difficult relationships.
  • “Identification of the 3 Relationship stages” – Explore the secret agenda of relationships and “diagnose” which stage of relationship you are in and how that is currently affecting your marriage and what to do about it.

Day Two:

“Hope becomes Reality” – 6 Hours of Therapy to turn your hope for your new relationship into reality

  • “Living Gratefully” – Harness the power of gratitude, naturally flourishing into becoming a more successful and appreciative person.
  • “Dream Up Your Relationship Vision”– Craft a vision that you can successfully live out for your new future together.
  • “Action Plan for Getting Your Needs Met” – Discover what makes you feel cared for and loved and develop a plan to get those needs met.
  • “Receive the Love that Your Partner is Sending You” – Diagnose your love language, learning how to use your love language and the love language of others more effectively to get and to give the love that you want.
  • “Flooding” – Shift the negative energy in a 5 minute process.

After the retreat:

8 (90 minute) Follow-up Sessions in-person or Skype

Your 2 Day No Blame, No Shame Marriage Restoration Retreat was amazing but you worry about things going back to the same old same old. You now have newfound hope for your relationship. You learned great skills. But what happens when life gets back to “normal”? You’ll want to make sure that you get the greatest long-term results from this retreat.

The best way to integrate is to have follow-up that provides accountability until your skills are firmly grounded in your day to day life. We are here for you every step of the way to work towards your long-term relationship success. You’ll want a solution to backsliding and the best prevention for falling back into bad habits. These eight sessions are the best way to keep up your new hope and progress.

Homework

marriage retreatsPrivate member site that consists of a self-guided core curriculum of 5 Modules that lead you through a step-by-step process towards learning how to be married in the best way possible. Each module contains an audio component for on the go listening, slide decks for at a glance summaries, video presentations, transcripts for easy reading, and worksheets for implementation. Includes our best-selling book  The 5 Step Action Plan to a Healthy and Happy Marriage and the movie where you can see hands-on how to apply what you learned.

Think of our marriage intensives as a private getaway where you and your spouse have the opportunity to work exclusively with us for 6 hours a day.

Unlike a marriage workshop where you participate in a group setting with other couples, the retreat will give the privacy you need to deal with some of the most painful and personal issues you are facing in your relationship.

Our mission is to save marriages so it is in our best interest that you succeed. You can with our guidance and your commitment.

Accommodations

To make your retreat most comfortable, we are excited to be able to include a one night stay at the conveniently located DoubleTree Hilton in Pikesville. The DoubleTree by Hilton hotel near Baltimore, MD offers stylish guest rooms and amenities such as the health and fitness facility, pool and free WiFi.

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We arrived at Rabbi Slatkin’s office desperate and on our very last legs – much like a long journey through the desert without food, water or a map. We have been married for 17 years, together for 20 years and the very same trouble spots were still presenting themselves over and over again. Those trouble spots have not only distorted many pages of our relationship but they were increasing in intensity over the years. We thought we had reached a crisis point and engaged in EFT couples therapy. We attended for over 7 months with no tangible results to sustain a better relationship. We were only able to barely arrest the process of the screaming matches, let alone the damage and exhaustion were always present. We truly believe that once you begin to seek help as a couple, a significant amount of damage has already occurred and vague dialogues about pleasantries and connection are unable to touch the place where you both need to be in order to be successful. We were both very saddened and desperate for REAL help as another 7 months had passed us by without any true relief. So, road weary and exhausted with barely a glimmer of hope, we embarked upon the Marriage Restoration Project journey. The structure of this program not only allows you to hear your spouse but it also allows you to finally be heard. Rabbi Slatkin and his wife are to be commended for creating this program and presenting a protocol that has immediate results with long lasting communication measures to sustain your relationship. My husband and I entered our home together after the second day and everything looked different. We both felt safe for the first time in a very long time in each other’s presence –perhaps for the first time since we had met. We laughed, we smiled and looked at one another with curiosity again almost as if a reset button had been pushed. The Imago communication dialog allows both of your inner children to meet in a more formal setting thus facilitating the ability to see, recognize and validate where your partners issues and healing reside. Many, many thanks – we are relieved, happy and excited once again to look at the future…..together.

Hilda & John, Maryland*

“When we came into Baltimore for your Two Day Marriage Intensive about six weeks ago, we were at a crossroads in our relationship. We were recovering from infidelity, separated, and hoping to get some clarity as to whether there was a future for us and our young family. We walked away from your office with hope that our communication could be different and that we could be more transparent with each other. We knew it would take time to decide our future but we were definitely open to the possibility that the relationship could last. Six weeks later, we are still experiencing positive results. We are spending more time with each other, having fun again, and our able to communicate with out the constant reactivity and defensiveness that was plaguing our relationship. While it will take time to rebuild the trust that was broken, we are hopeful that as we continue to implement and integrate the work we did with you that we will build a more solid future for our family. We can’t thank you enough for your help.”

C & K, Baltimore, MD*

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As this page ends, imagine a marriage that is built on a healthy and stable foundation.

A marriage that can withstand all of life’s many challenges that are thrown its way.

So that you can both be a refuge to each other, when you come home from busy and stressful days.

My husband and I just got back from our 2 day Intensive couples counseling sessions with you. I’m not even sure where to begin! We are blown away! We are married for close to two years and in recent months our relationship kept spiraling downward as we increasingly became upset with each other due to expectations we deemed unmet as well as constant misunderstandings! We’ve been seeing another therapist who was trained in EFT for about 10 weeks but we were becoming more frustrated, despondent, and hopeless as things seemed to be getting worse versus better!!! As our last session by our previous therapist resulted in my husband angrily and frustratingly stating “I’m out of this marriage”, I realized WE MUST FIND HELP ELSEWHERE ASAP!!

Luckily, after extensive research I chanced upon your site. Somehow, the messages conveyed as you readily share your own experience with Imago therapy in your marriage and your belief in the foundation of marriage that if there are true intentions all marriages can be helped, resonated in me as true and meaningful! I am so glad I reached out! I must say my husband was very skeptical that indeed this type of therapy will be helpful and an answer to all our problems. He was especially concerned since I had SO MANY issues with him that he couldn’t fathom we’d even get trough half in 2 days. Luckily, my husband is indeed a caring, loving, and smart man and having seen my strong feelings toward this very likely helping us he surprised me by booking our 2 day intensive appointment! This has been the best gift ever!

We both feel that working with you has helped us beyond our wildest dreams. We feel that the imago process and your facilitating our dialogues was conducted with amazing dignity and expertise from your end. The sessions throughout was within a calm and respectful atmosphere which enabled us to feel safe, and vulnerable and thus allowing for healing and understanding to come about naturally and constructively!

Kudos to you for such amazing great work! Your empathy, caring, and passion for what you do along with your knowledge and expertise shown through!

May you continue helping many others who can so benefit from your work, just as we did!

Forever Grateful,

David & Esther, Brooklyn, NY*

The 2 day private marriage retreat with Rabbi Shlomo Slatkin was an incredible and life changing experience.  We initially met Rabbi several months ago, at a time when we were experiencing a great deal of turmoil and uncertainty in our marriage. We had been together for 20 years, married for 15 years and raising two young children while running an incredibly successful but highly stressful business. Our lives were hectic and we were unable to effectively communicate with one another, leading to a complete marital breakdown.  We were at a cross roads in our marriage, wondering where to go next and if we should even stay together.  Rabbi kept in touch with us and encouraged us to join him for a private 2 day marriage retreat.  I admit, I was apprehensive but knew that we needed help getting our marriage back on track. We tried marriage counseling in the past, but left there feeling more anger and resentment towards one another and no resolution.  I am so glad we took that leap of faith and joined Rabbi Shlomo for those 2 days!  The retreat provided us with a safe and supportive environment that allowed us to address each other in a calm and respectful manner. It allowed us to effectively communicate and truly hear one another, rather than rebutting or talking over each other.  It allowed us to bring up painful topics that we had brushed under the rug or were afraid to discuss and gave us the opportunity to make amends and work toward healing and forgiveness.

Rabbi Shlomo Slatkin has a very calming presence and a true gift for making couples feel safe and supported, while teaching them tools for how to effectively communicate. I am so grateful to him and I truly believe new life has been breathed into our relationship.  I would highly recommend this retreat!

 

J.S., Pennsylvania*

6 Hours of intensive therapy to open up your eyes to the realization that your marriage has the potential to be different.

  • “Personal relationship history” – Explore your personal relationship history through written exercises that will open up your eyes to your relationship stumbling blocks.
  • “Why you chose your spouse” – Learn about the missing parts of yourself and know how to reclaim them.
  • “Relationship frustration” – Experience deep healing around a difficult issue with your spouse using the Imago Dialogue practice which is a safe and comfortable way to communicate.
  • “Intentional dialogue” – Put a new tool in your toolbox for dealing with all of life’s challenges and difficult relationships.
  • “Identification of the 3 Relationship stages” – Explore the secret agenda of relationships and “diagnose” which stage of relationship you are in and how that is currently affecting your marriage and what to do about it.
6 Hours of Therapy to turn your hope for your new relationship into reality “Living Gratefully” – Harness the power of gratitude, naturally flourishing into becoming a more successful and appreciative person.

  • “Dream Up Your Relationship Vision”– Craft a vision that you can successfully live out for your new future together.
  • “Action Plan for Getting Your Needs Met” – Discover what makes you feel cared for and loved and develop a plan to get those needs met.
  • “Receive the Love that Your Partner is Sending You” – Diagnose your love language, learning how to use your love language and the love language of others more effectively to get and to give the love that you want.
  • “Flooding” – Shift the negative energy in a 5 minute process.
8 follow-up counseling sessions, 90 minutes each either online via Skype video calling or in-person at our therapy clinics in Baltimore MD; New York City, NY; or Jersey City, NJ. Your 2 Day No Blame, No Shame Marriage Restoration Retreat was amazing but you worry about things going back to the same old same old. You now have newfound hope for your relationship. You learned great skills. But what happens when life gets back to “normal”? You’ll want to make sure that you get the greatest long-term results from this retreat. The best way to integrate is to have follow-up that provides accountability until your skills are firmly grounded in your day to day life. We are here for you every step of the way to work towards your long-term relationship success. You’ll want a solution to backsliding and the best prevention for falling back into bad habits. These eight sessions are the best way to keep up your new hope and progress.

Remaining Dates & Availability for 2018

If you don’t see two consecutive dates that work for you to schedule a private retreat and you would like to work with us, please call us to discuss your date preferences at 443-570-7598.

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Dear Rabbi Shlomo,

We wanted to express our deep appreciation for your private couples retreat.

Your gentle nature and subtle guidance provided a safe environment to share our experiences, concerns and hopes for our relationship. During the retreat both myself and my husband were able to gain a better understanding of our thoughts and feelings and how to channel them to a deeper level of engagement in our relationship.

Your retreat provided us with the tools for calm and effective communication with an emphasis on acts of kindness and connection. The opportunity to feel heard by our spouse, and to observe the impact that feeling heard had on our spouse, was the greatest gift. Through the two days of training we were impressed with how focused and positive you kept the discussions even as we shared painful or disappointing scenarios. At no time was blaming or hurting allowed and you facilitated a positive energy through out. My husband shared how surprised he was with how the time flew by!  We left with the hope and reassurance that the deep relationship we both envisioned would be attainable especially if we diligently apply the techniques that you shared. We strongly recommend your program and encourage couples not only to consider this if they are in crisis but if they would like to re-imagine and deepen their current relationship.

Thank you again for the greatest gift of all.  We feel blessed to have met you.

Best

John and Emily, NYC, NY *

To those seeking help with their marriage,

Quite simply Rabbi Slatkin’s intensive marriage program helped my wife and I save our marriage. We are both successful, busy professionals with Type A personalities. Both divorced and used to getting our own way, each having our “way” of doing things. What started as two people together and aligned, greatly in love, had changed to two people in conflict and questioning if we each had made a bad choice. We tried traditional marriage counseling. That did not work as, after each 50 minute session, we went back to our routines as much as we wanted to use what we had been taught.

As a last resort, we looked into intensive marriage programs. While there were lots different programs, philosophies, and approaches, we narrowed it down to 4 we both felt comfortable with and contacted each. After our calls we decided that Rabbi Slatkin’s calm, deliberate and warm demeanor differed from more clinical approaches. He told us we were right where we were “supposed” to be, and he could help us help ourselves. We spent intense time with Rabbi Slatkin and he indeed help us understand more about ourselves and each other. We understood where our issues came from, and more importantly, forgave each other past mistakes. We learned how to communicate without all of the “stuff” of our past and present getting in the way.

That was about 45 days ago, and we are thrilled to have our marriage back. We communicate in an open, not threatening, non judgmental manner. We have gone back in time and now enjoy each other the way we both expected to when we got married. It takes work and dedication, but the rewards for us have been enormous. I feel absolutely sure that Rabbi Slatkin was/is right for us and we recommend him to others without hesitation.

Sincerely,

Mike and Ana, Ohio *

At the brink of a break-up, after 21 years of marriage, we took one last step to try and save our union. We investigated numerous couple therapists, and researched in detail how they conduct their versions of marriage intensives. After multiple rounds of interviews, we began to feel that Shlomo Slatkin, while being as competent as anyone else, also radiated this special, warm confidence – as if he was doing his life’s purpose and we were THE couple he was going to help. With a balanced mix of structure and sensitivity to our needs, Rabbi Slatkin confidently guided us through two days of self-reflection, discovery, and transformation. Combined with the “Getting the Love You Want” book, authored by Imago’s founders, Shlomo Slatkin’s intensive allowed us to undergo two individual transformations, and a third one – the transformation of our marriage. After the intensive, we embarked firmly on building a new type of union – the conscious marriage – that we realized we never really had (and that everyone deserves and is able to build). And after the retreat, Shlomo Slatkin did not leave us with unfinished business, but instead guided us through numerous & productive, 1.5-hour Skype sessions to build better communication and marriage building skills. Today, we enjoy deep, newly-found intimacy at all levels in our relationship. We are forever grateful to Rabbi Slatkin for saving our marriage, saving our love! And we recommend Rabbi Slatkin with no hesitation to couples in search of marital help & advice!!!

With gratitude,

Ian and Vanessa, Virginia *

We’d be separated right now if not for Rabbi Shlomo Slatkin. Ten years of marriage, 3 kids under 6, and ongoing arguments about the same issues brought us to a fork in the road. We had a breaking point that started the divorce process. After a week of separation, we agreed to seek counseling. We found a praised relationship counselor, but our meetings with him led to increased resentment, new ways to hate each other, arguing, and the worst feeling either of us have ever had. Counseling failed miserably. I was seeing an independent therapist, who happened to be an Imago certified counselor, and he gave me the book “getting the love you want,” and the text resonated with both of us. After searching for retreats, we found Rabbi Slatkin. My wife was raised Catholic and I was raised without religion. Finding a new point of view was important to both of us. We wanted to truly listen to and seek guidance from a new influence. We live in Michigan and drove to Baltimore for the session. My wife and I found what we were looking for! We found each other in the deepest way possible. No arguments. No resentment. We felt like we started a second marriage or graduated from “marriage college”. We are eager to recommend the Imago process, and Rabbi Shlomo Slatkin, to any couple. Especially those seeking restoration of their marriage, a deeper connection, or couples who need to “find each other” again.

Tracy and Fred, Michigan *

After spending several months feeling stuck, depressed, and despondent in our marriage, I knew there had to be a way out and that the way out didn’t have to mean divorce lawyers, more anguish, and ruining the lives of our children. My husband was much less certain. But after meeting Rabbi Slatkin and doing the private retreat, my husband was able to completely revamp his thoughts, open his heart, and repave the road of destruction he thought he was traveling.

Rabbi Slatkin is an expert in this field, having studied Imago Therapy, and uses this as the basis to reteach couples how to communicate and heal. Many couples are unaware of their potential to communicate and relate on a deeper level, but after participating in his exercises, it became to clear to us how much more there was to our relationship than we had ever dared to know. We were hooked.

Our time together flew by, and we left yearning for more. We cannot believe how much we learned, how many new habits we’d like to create, and the potential that our marriage has.

We can’t thank Rabbi Slatkin enough for what he has done for us, and we are happy to recommend him to anyone else in need. We are certain you will feel the same gratitude for having been able to turn your lives around.

What is so unique about this experience is that Rabbi Slatkin spends 12 hours in two days with you, allowing you to make great, immediate progress, and you really focus on the issues at hand without being distracted by other responsibilities of life.

His voice is soothing and calming, allowing him to always remain neutral and to deescalate any heated moments. We never felt like he sided with anyone and he mostly encouraged us to talk through our issues without interrupting except for occasional feedback or reframing.

The exercises he does with you greatly enhance the couples’ connection and work to improve the overall feeling of the relationship.

Rachel, Teaneck, NJ *

I had the distinct privilege of working with Rabbi Slatkin and my husband for a two day seminar.

Not only is he masterful in translating the skills necessary to incorporate Imago into ones life, but he has a G-d given talent of genuine empathy and understanding of the human psyche.

I was blown away by his focus and ability to connect to the most complex and diverse situations!

We are a blended family , (with both major and minor issues) and he was able to help us in many areas.

He navigates the sessions with a unique ability to show no judgement, ( only a deep alignment with the struggle), and a tremendous humility!

I am grateful for the treasure of the two day seminar and am hopeful that the tools we learned together will improve the quality of our marriage!

I feel that the investment of time and money was well worth it for us!

Sarah, Los Angeles, CA *

I had little hope for our marriage surviving and wondered how we could possibly deal with two decades of hurt and dysfunction in a relatively short time. In fact, just like the books say, having the experience of “being heard for the first time” was profoundly and instantly transformative. I can hardly think of a marriage that wouldn’t benefit from work with him. And thinking of all of the people I know who have been divorced, I think that at least half of the marriages could have been saved by two days with Rabbi Slatkin.

Ruth, Cleveland, Ohio*

Rabbi Slatkin, you have given us such a gift by working with us. After being ready to give up, I have new hope for our relationship. I really feel like I have a willing partner and that our marriage is worth fighting for

Maria, Latin America*

My husband and I were on the verge of separating and probably divorcing. Just prior to my taking the necessary steps to make that happen, my husband asked me if I would be willing to consult with Rabbi Slatkin first. We had previously considered asking Rabbi Slatkin for help, but did not follow through, and, instead sought help elsewhere. Although, the other help we sought was useful, we found that we were at an impasse and could make no further progress.

 

I agreed and asked Rabbi Slatkin to schedule us for his intensive program as I thought nothing less than something INTENSIVE could possibly help us at that point. Rabbi Slatkin recognized my urgency and was very responsive, scheduling us within a few days.

 

I must admit that although I was willing, I was definitely not optimistic, nor was I entirely open to us working things out with each other. I was only open to the slight possibility that our marriage could continue.

 

However, I was convinced that Rabbi Slatkin would be providing me a safe place where I could at the very least, say what I wanted to say without fear of my husband’s reaction. I no longer felt I had anything to lose. Knowing a very little bit about Imago therapy, I thought I might also find out some valuable things about myself whether or not my husband and I were able to work things out.

 

To my surprise, all three happened. I said what I wanted to say, I found out some extremely important things about myself, AND my husband and I both feel we have a good chance at marital success now that we know more information about each other and have tools to utilize to assist us in maintaining the open lines of communication in our marriage.

 

This was an extremely expensive solution that we could not afford to NOT do. We are both extremely grateful to have been able to take Rabbi Slatkin’s intensive program.

Diane, Baltimore, MD *

I am feeling very hurt from painful history in our 9 years of marriage. my husbands anger and quick temper made me very doubtful that he’d be able to handle the mirroring process. but it really worked to keep him from lashing back when I shared my hurt. I was for the 1st time able to feel like he was starting to hear me

Debbie, Baltimore, MD

We have tried many things for many years and I literally had to drag my wife along. After the 1st day of the intensive, she looked forward to waking up in the morning again for the first time in a long time

Josh, Baltimore, MD *

I would like to say how much I appreciate participating in 2 days intense session with Rabbi Shlomo Slatkin. It helped me a lot to understand what issue I have what was missing in our relationship what I’ve done wrong and what I need to do. Book materials, techniques, exercises and examples were so helpful. Positive atmosphere during sessions, guidance and help from rabbi, dialogues and open minded conversations brought a lot of positives and hopes. . I believe we found right way to go in our marriage and relationship. Thank you so much

Victor, Potomac, MD *

This two days session of work helped me to understand and realize there is a way, a way to a new you. Where I can be happy again. Thank you Rabbi

Sara, Rockville, MD *

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