Some couples wait until they are on the brink of divorce to go to marriage counseling. It’s a challenge to turn things around at this point, but they want to give the relationship one last try. An online search for “marriage retreats near me” is a starting point if they want a more intensive type of therapy. Otherwise, they are faced with conventional weekly counseling sessions that could go on for months.
The couple also should consider features they especially want from this opportunity. For instance, they may want a nonreligious marriage retreat if they are not members of a religious faith or if they each have their own separate beliefs. They also may really want a judgment-free atmosphere if they feel embarrassed about the state of their relationship and perhaps some of their behaviors.
They’ll have to be honest with the counselor if they …