First and foremost, thank you for last week. If I could sum up the feeling that the sessions left me with, it would be 'like a deep breath that brings me to a place of balance and comfort'.
It's also very lovely to allow myself to truly feel love for my husband without being skittish and on guard. We have come to a place of being normal again.
I found it amazing that it's so easy to misunderstand even when there is no malice and genuine care and concern. We are learning to ASK each other and LOOK at each other and not assume. He told me that the thing that made the most difference to him was when he saw that I, too, could 'freeze' in a state of anxiety. (And that he could not only understand and commiserate, but could help me.) He said it was comforting to him that …I could understand what he felt when he froze. He didn't feel so diminished about it anymore.
So many things to process.....and it will be a rewarding journey!
Do you yearn for more closeness and intimacy?
Are you discouraged by recurring arguments over seemingly insignificant issues?Have you been hurt by your partner's infidelity?
Are you unsure if you can reconcile or reconnect?
Intensive Couples Counselling with Husband-and-Wife Co-Therapists
If you feel alone and out of touch with your partner, if you are saddened by a sudden loss of intimacy, if you can't stop the cycle of arguing and disengaging, or if either of you has been unfaithful, we want you to know that relationships can be renewed and revitalized.
As husband-and-wife marriage and couples co-therapists, we specialize in intensive couples counseling. In our 14 years working together, we have helped both married and non-married heterosexual and same-sex couples find peace, harmony, and emotional connection.
We are confident that our private, three-day intensive Retreat is one of the most effective and powerful ways to move your relationship forward. Even if you have been disappointed with marriage counselling before, you will find this intensive counseling experience to be helpful, hopeful and enlightening. Our goal as your therapists will be to bring out the best in both of you so that you can feel safe and secure as partners and friends, and we will work with you to help your relationship become better than ever.
Do you miss the tenderness and togetherness that you felt when you first met or married?
Does it feel like you have fallen out of love?
Is it a challenge for you to communicate openly as a couple?
Are you afraid that being honest will hurt each other's feelings?
Take heart. You are not alone. Many couples struggle just like you.
In any relationship, even the most committed couples will face unexpected challenges and roadblocks. Many arrive at this place without even knowing how they got there.
It might surprise you to know that your differences and seemingly irresolvable conflicts are not necessarily a sign of incompatibility. You need to be seen and understood as individuals. But the challenge in relationships -- whether you are married or not -- is to maintain your emotional connection and sense of togetherness even when you don’t agree. We can help you here.
Our Couples Retreat will turn things around for you.
Are you ready to put your relationship back on track -- and can you afford to maintain the status quo?
You have made an initial step by coming to this site. Seeking guidance in a nonjudgmental environment with a professional marriage counselling team will give you the resources and depth of experience to prepare you for any relationship challenges that may lie ahead.
We invite you to explore the benefits of intensive marriage and couples counseling, just for the two of you, in the quietness of our country office, just north of Toronto, in Ontario, Canada.
You can book a Retreat weekdays or weekends.
Retreat availability changes from week to week. If you are able to come midweek, you will have more choices, as the weekends tend to fill up quickly. Couples visit us from all over North America. Whether you live in Canada or the USA, it will be well worth the journey here to experience what we have to offer.
Most of our Couple Intensive Retreats take place in the Hockley Valley, Ontario
Though most of clients visit our Hockley Valley, Ontario office, you might be able to schedule a Couples Retreat closer to home. We travel to cities across Canada and the United States from time to time, and we visit Ottawa and Kingston (in Canada) several times per year.
Our main office is in the Hockley Valley, ON
Are you looking for a Couple Intensive Retreat closer to home?
CALL OR EMAIL to let us know where you live,
and we will try to fit it in to our out-of-town 2014 Retreat schedule.
If you reside in Toronto, or anywhere in the GTA, and you do not have the time or the resources to schedule an intensive Retreat at this point, please talk to us about our bi-weekly couples counseling services.
CALL US. We answer all our inquiries personally. A short conversation will explain how investing in our couple-to-couple, counseling intensive will jump-start your relationship.