QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT YOUR CUSTOM COUPLES RETREAT
How do you make such fast progress with us?
The secret lies in the commitment you make to each other – and the focused techniques that I bring to the process. When you pledge to spend this time together, devoting all your energies to each other and to your relationship, something magical happens. We are able to quickly see where tensions and issues have built up. Proven techniques give us the tools we need to redirect the way you communicate and show you how to respond thoughtfully and lovingly to each other. There’s none of the stop-and-start frustration you may have experienced in regular therapy. Couples are amazed at the breakthroughs that are possible when they devote themselves to the retreat process.
Isn’t it expensive?
When you think about what your shattered marriage is costing you already in terms of pain, confusion and uncertainty, the cost of a Couples Retreat will seem totally manageable. It’s so important to realize that your marriage is the foundation of your health and happiness. What would you give to restore the love and mutual support you once had? Most couples tell me that a good relationship is priceless to them … and a Couples Retreat was the best investment they ever made, especially when they think about the agony and financial ruin a divorce could bring into their lives.
Where does the retreat take place? What’s the schedule like?
You will meet with me in my offices in Bellevue, Washington, about 20 minutes west of downtown Seattle. Most couples prefer a 2-day weekend retreat, but I am often able to schedule sessions during the week to accommodate busy lives.
Each day begins at 9:00 a.m., with refreshing breaks in the morning and afternoon, plus a 90-minute lunch to give you plenty of time to rest and recharge your batteries. Our 4:30 p.m. end time gives you a full evening to relax and return feeling refreshed the next day.
The Seattle area is filled with delightful restaurants and lodging options. I am happy to recommend places for you to stay and things for you to enjoy while you’re in the area. Many couples stay for a few extra days after their retreat to celebrate the progress they’ve made together.
How can we keep making progress after we return home?
You will leave your Couples Retreat with a custom guidebook filled with the powerful exercises we practiced together. I will include other resources chosen for your specific needs. Your personalized guidebook empowers you to continue building on the tremendous progress you will make during your retreat, moving you closer and closer together as you create the loving, trusting relationship you both want.
Many couples find they can navigate confidently after their retreat without further sessions. Others choose to schedule a second retreat a few months after our first meeting. I can meet with you in my offices or via videoconference. Either way, please know that I am devoted to helping you create a stronger, more loving marriage and I will be here when you need me.
“I had given up on us. What a sad, devastating feeling. You can’t imagine how grateful I am that we found Lori in time. Our Couples Retreat dealt with years and years of misunderstandings … I can’t believe how different our marriage is today.” – B.K.