Marriage and relationships in general are challenging. They naturally ebb and flow and sometimes can even come to a point of crisis. All relationships need to be nurtured and worked on, so when you’re considering the difficulties you are going through and even if ending the relationship is starting to factor in, you want to know you did the best you could and gave it all that you had.
Below are some great options to do just that.Ã‚Â Whether you need a boost to re-energize your relationship or you are in the last ditch efforts of salvaging a very broken down relationship – the below retreats may be just what you need to turn things around.
Laugh Your Way to a Better MarriageÃ‚Â - This particular seminar is hysterical and you can watch various segments on YouTube to see if Ã‚Â it’s fitting to your style. It’s actually something you can view from the comforts of home, offering you an inexpensive “retreat” option by purchasing the DVD.
Relaxation Based Retreats
Miravel Resort in Tucson is known for it’s customized stays for those looking for stress relief, reconnecting as a couple or just relaxing in general. It’s worth a look for the ultimate retreat from the daily grind as a couple.
Same Sex Relationship Retreats
Shalom MountainÃ‚Â - A retreat where you focus on yourself as an individual so you can become better as a couple. All faiths and couples welcome.
Retreats to Repair Relationships
Marriage BootcampÃ‚Â - Four days of intensive work on your relationship in one of three locations (CA, TX, or GA) – recommended by Dr. Phil and Dr. Drew and countless testaments from marriages saved.
Marriage QuestÃ‚Â - 3-day private counseling retreat with two trained therapists for you and your spouse located in Cabot, VT. Not a traditional retreat with a group as many are – you stay at a local B&B or hotel of your choice and attend counseling each day with a husband and wife counseling team.
Faith Based Retreats
Marriage RescueÃ‚Â - Located in Charlotte, NC, this Christian-based intensive retreat comes with the option of 3, 4 or 5 days and is meant for the couple in crisis and is private.
Military Family? About.com has a list of military family focused retreats.
Looking for more options? We’ve found a site that you can search by location, specific event type and more.
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This post is not meant to be an endorsement of these programs – it is purely informational in nature. It is the responsibility of the reader to do due diligence and research the retreat of interest in great detail before committing time and money to make sure it is an appropriate fit.Ã‚Â