Imagine the most perfect tropical setting, with the sun setting over the water as you squish the sand between your toes. The palm trees are swaying. A gentle breeze caresses your skin as you slowly bend downward and stretch out your tingling muscles for a new pose. All you can hear is the sound of the waves, the call of the seagulls, and the yoga instructor’s soothing voice. Your mind, body, and soul are all one …and at peace. You’ve never experienced a more perfect serene moment, and will remember this night forever. Now imagine sharing that moment with the love of your life. What could possibly create —or restore— a more solid lasting bond than this?
Now think about this opportunity in the context of your own marriage or relationship. Is there tension in the air? Has the flame started to go out? Are the stress levels rising? Need something to jumpstart the romance again? Consider a couples retreat.
A couples retreat is an organized getaway designed specifically for putting the spark back into romantic relationships. These holidays can last anywhere from a couple of days to a couple of weeks, with the most popular being a weekend. They’re conceived with the objective of allowing couples to escape their daily lives and to concentrate on each other again, in order to enhance or repair their relationship.
What are some of the most immediate advantages of a Couples Retreat?
- Rediscover fun with one another
Sharing a pleasant meal and laughing with one other, as well as other couples, during a retreat is good for your relationship. One of the ways people fall in love in the first place is by doing fun things together. That’s when you first became intoxicated with your partner’s laughter. Remember when you played sports together? Swimming, kayaking, rock climbing, yoga. How about a massage together? Bet you haven’t done that too many times lately. Keeping up the tradition of play time together throughout the years will maintain the child like innocence and affinity for one another.
- Escape from every day “real life”
What causes the majority of your stress? Raising the kids? Your job? Paying the bills? The in-laws? The daily commute?
Have your ever realized what kind of detrimental effects that stress has on your marriage or relationship? Even when it’s caused by situations outside the relationship. You bring them home with you. Stress can lead to increase fighting and decreased quality time. All you want is to be alone and your husband or wife just seems to get on your nerves. Unplugging from all this —your “usual”— and taking a few days away from it all will release the sources of stress and will instantly provide huge benefits to your relationship.
- The chance to work on things you never get to work on
The truth is having a healthy marriage takes work. The myth that culture tells us today is that if we marry our “soulmate” everything will be easy and perfect. But, that simply isn’t true! For good results at our jobs we expect to work hard and put in time and effort, the same is true of our marriages. A couples retreat is one way to set aside time to focus on and improve your marriage.
You have nowhere else to go, and none of the silly distractions from your everyday grind. Much of the day is spent in close quarters and in touch with nature. There is calm and quiet. Inevitably, you will learn how to communicate again. Confront your issues, and talk them out.
- Pick up survival techniques
It’s not only yoga instructors and tour guides who you find on these couples retreats. There are relationship experts, counsellors, and therapists. They have lot a you can learn. These are tips, tricks, and survival techniques for your love life. Simple, easy to follow, and life-changing.
This is maybe the most obvious advantage of a couples retreat: going back to basics and re-learning what a relationship truly should be. Gain wisdom and pick up advice here. Whether you’ve been married for two months or twenty years, there’s always more to learn about the dynamic of a healthy marriage and how to improve your relationship with your spouse.
Don’t hesitate, and certainly don’t wait till it’s too late. Look into a couples retreat today.
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