Marriage counselling weekend
2½ Day Couples Intensive Retreat, Connect and Fall in Love Again
Designed To Help You and Your Partner Respect, Connect and Fall in Love Again
This Intensive is private and not a group effort. It is designed especially for you and your partner to experience a couples therapy weekend retreat in Charlotte, North Carolina. We use a protocol that is science-based and highly effective. This personalized service is conducted only by our most experienced therapists and they are with you every step of the way. This 2½ Day Couples Intensive is for you if you want the best Couples Therapy available and really want to focus on your relationship. This private Couples Intensive is especially helpful if:
- You have the same argument over and over again and you can’t get out of the loop.
- Your relationship has reached a tipping point. You want to do something now to keep things from getting worse.
- You love your partner, yet you are thinking about separation or divorce and you want to get off that slippery slope.
- Infidelity (emotional or physical) decimated your relationship and you want to trust or be trusted again.
- An emotional or physical affair decimated your relationship and you want to trust or be trusted again.
- You want to start a new conversation and communicate differently.
- You don’t understand how you got from there to here…and you are ready for a change. .
"Our marriage had hit rock bottom and we could not communicate on any level. We decided to commit to these 2½ days to see what we could learn. The outcome was a better understanding of who we were as a couple and why we were hiding emotionally from each other.
By the end of day two, we finally realized how much we love each other and how much we misunderstood each other. It's amazing how simple, yet how difficult this journey was.
Today I have my life, my loving wife, and my family that I was sure I was going to lose."
Move at an Accelerated Pace
This program will move quickly from big picture to your specific issue(s).
We cover eight to ten weeks of couples therapy in 12-14 hours within 2½ days. During this time we see no other clients and take no calls or emails because your therapist is 100% devoted to you, your partner and your relationship. As your relationship consultant, we are always fully present for the process and we go through it together. Here are the Three Relationship Essentials you are going to accomplish:
- Identify your relationship’s negative patterns and key responses
- Initiate authentic, heart-opening communication between you
- Move you and your partner toward a safe connection and secure bond
You and your partner will start re-creating a special connection…..what we like to call a sacred space.
“My therapist has a kind, effective and balanced approach with couples. She’s gentle but firm about making each person work on their own issues.”
Emotional safety and connection show up differently in every relationship. In the most basic and universal terms, it means being:
…by the person who means the most to you. It takes a very special person to participate in this kind of intense and focused approach.
Commit to "Going Off Grid"
Give yourself, your relationship, and your partner your full attention for 2½ days.
You are invited to consider if this couples therapy weekend retreat is right for you. If you and your partner think you would like to get started, here are a few steps to take. Once you begin, we will guide you every step of the way:
- You and your partner will schedule a 20-minute complimentary phone consultation by completing this form. Once we receive it, a Wellness team member will be in touch to set a mutually convenient time.
- The consultation is simple, straightforward and designed to help us determine if this work is right for you and your situation. If your situation is appropriate for this work, it’s time to select a date for your 2½ Day Intensive Retreat.
- After you select the date, team Wellness will provide you with everything you need to get started including scheduling a 60-minute Pre-Intensive Zoom meeting. This helps us learn more about you and your partner and understand your situation better. It’s also an opportunity for both of you to discuss your issues and set goals and objectives for our work together. We want to be sure this work will be helpful to you.
NOTE: Once your retreat is on the calendar, you will be responsible for making travel arrangements and hotel reservations. If you are local and do not want hotel accommodations we will discuss details during the application process.
We Know Your Relationship Is Valuable
We understand you want a new dynamic with your partner and will be laser focused on getting results.
To recap, here is what you can expect and what to take into consideration as you decide if this couple counseling weekend retreat is right for you:
- 60-Minute Pre-Intensive Online Session – To set goals and objectives for our work together.
- On arrival you’ll receive our exclusive Wellness Welcome package.
- Comprehensive Assessment and Discovery conducted around your specific issues and goals.
- 12-14 hours of private, laser-focused couples therapy. Lots of support. No blame. No shame.
- 3 ‘Homework’ assignments to complete each day with follow-up review.
- Couples Workbook and exercises to take home with you to continue your dialogue with each other.
- Assistance in finding a therapist in your home community for continuing work, if needed.
- 30-Minute Post-Intensive Online Session – To review and complete our work together.
After Your Intensive:
Once you’ve taken the deep dive, we want to be sure you have all the on-going support you need. Whether you’re from Charlotte or traveled the globe to be with us, LeeAnne McClure, our Director of Client Relations, will guide you through your options for continuing your EFT journey of relationship healing and connection.
"Dr. Hancock was literally our last hope. We had stopped talking and I could not see the man I loved. We both knew it would take a miracle for us to find each other again.
With Dr. Hancock's help we created a safe place to open up and see that we really wanted each other. The best part… we created something new and we are now embarking on a new marriage with a solid foundation. I felt heard, understood, and valued.
Dr. Hancock is the toughest, most even, compassionate ring master I have ever known. It was the hardest, most fulfilling 2½ days of my life."
Travel and Hotel
You will be responsible for your travel arrangements, hotel accommodations, car rental and meals, as well as any entertainment or recreational expenses i.e., golf or spa treatments. For our retreats, we recommend staying at the Hampton Inn at Phillips Place. It’s ideally located and a short 10-minute drive from our Cotswold office.
- Hampton Inn & Suites, SouthPark at Phillips Place 6700 Phillips Place Court, Charlotte, NC 28210 Phone: 704-319-5700
We may be available to travel to your area to conduct a private Couples Intensive Retreat. Additional fees would apply for travel and lodging.
For all Intensives, half of the fee is due when you reserve the date and the balance is due 48 hours before the Intensive begins. If for any reason you decide to cancel, your deposit is fully refundable up to 10 days prior to the scheduled start date, less a $250 administrative fee. If you cancel less than 10 days prior to the scheduled start date, your deposit will be carried over and applied to a rescheduled date and time. The rescheduled intensive must be completed within 90 days from the original scheduled retreat date.
"This 2½ Day Retreat is a game changer. We have tried several different psychologists and approaches for "couples therapy" in the last 17 years, and EFT is hands down the most engaging and truly helpful approach we have ever experienced. It truly puts all of our previous experiences to shame.
We are hopeful for our future together and look forward to our continued work using EFT. If your relationship is struggling and you can't figure out how to solve it on your own. This is it. Don't give up without trying this first. You will be pleasantly surprised."
Private Couples Retreats - Couples
COVID-19 Update: Drs. Gottman are excited to now be offering Private Couples Retreats online using secure video-conference software. For more information, please contact Kristi Content at [email protected], or simply complete the registration form here.
Learn research-based tools for building and maintaining intimacy from the comfort of your own private getaway.
Have you ever planned a wonderful romantic vacation, complete with a lovely room, candle-lit dinners and white sand beaches, only to have your dream become a nightmare when tense quarrels and silence spoil the sunset? We have been listening to painful stories like these for nearly 40 years.
Now you can restore your relationship while on holiday. In an exclusive, small-group two-day couples retreat, you’ll learn new skills for deepening intimacy, managing conflicts, and enhancing your sense of shared meaning in a private, comfortable setting. The retreats are presented by the Gottmans online from their seaside and include lectures, role-plays, discussions, and exercises completed just with one’s partner.
The intimate setting enables couples to receive personalized, special attention from the Gottmans while enhancing and restoring their relationship.
During the Retreat, you will learn skills to:
- Strengthen your friendship
- Deepen your understanding of one another
- Spice up your intimacy
- Transform inevitable relationship conflicts so you can build solid bridges between the two of you
- Unearth the values and life purpose you share
They would love to assist you in planning a beautiful getaway location for your Retreat. To do so, their event planner offers up her complimentary support in finding lodging, transportation, dining, and outstanding recreational opportunities.
The Retreats are limited to eight couples. We recommend that you register early.
To read more information about these retreats and to register for an upcoming event, please click here or contact Kristi Content with questions at [email protected].
Online Marathon Couples Therapy
In addition to providing Private Couples Retreats, John and Julie Gottman also schedule appointments with individual couples for private Marathon Couples Therapy Online.
In this powerful intensive therapy format, one couple meets with either John Gottman, Julie Gottman, or both for five hours a day on three consecutive days. Marathon Couples Therapy can thus accommodate clients traveling from other locales who cannot attend weekly therapy sessions. It provides an intensive, condensed and highly focused approach to relationship issues that can help couples move quickly through specific issues and learn important new skills in a short period of time.
Click here to learn more about Marathon Couples Therapy. To schedule an appointment with John Gottman, please contact Kristi Content at [email protected]. For appointments with Julie Gottman, please contact Kathryn Schwartz at [email protected].
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Each family issue requires a careful approach, and sometimes specialized knowledge, to successfully resolve these issues. Often you can not do without a family lawyer who is always aware of the legal problems of the family and is ready to help, especially in the event of an unexpected acute conflict. Knowing the history of relationships and the psychological characteristics of each of the family members, a family lawyer is able to impartially, from the outside, assess the situation and find the best solution. Of course, such lengthy and complex tasks as divorce proceedings are not resolved in a minute, but the help of a competent specialist will never be redundant. Therefore, a contract is concluded for the services of a family lawyer, specifying the rights and obligations of a specialist and spouses.
Optimal solutions for both spouses
Often the emotional component of the conflict does not contribute to a sober assessment of the conflict by the spouses themselves. In this case, divorce through the court is the only way out for the spouses. Meanwhile, divorce can only be the first step towards more complex problems. Protecting from hasty decisions, as well as helping to avoid a long litigation, is the task of a competent family lawyer.
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- Protect the client's rights in court.
- Provide comprehensive advice on issues related to divorce.
- Assist with the preparation of a lawsuit or complaint, as well as a marriage contract.
- Resolve the issue of restriction/deprivation of parental rights.
- Help find options to prevent divorce. nine0024
- Help with the division of property.
- Help determine the order of meeting with the child.
- Solve issues related to the payment of alimony.
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The current family code of the Russian Federation provides for fairly wide opportunities for resolving a dispute between spouses without the need to go to court.
How to resolve a dispute without going to court?
The simplest thing you can do to amicably resolve a dispute is to apply directly to your opponent with the appropriate proposal. A strong argument may be the fact that in the event of going to court, the defendant can be recovered all the costs incurred by the plaintiff during the trial. nine0101
If the opponent does not want to resolve the matter amicably
In this case, it remains only to apply to the court, which will consider the case in accordance with the current Family Code. Litigation begins with filing a lawsuit in a family dispute, the success of legal proceedings depends on the literacy of which. The statement of claim must clearly spell out all the requirements of the plaintiff, on which the court will rely during the process. Drafted in full accordance with the law, the claim will significantly increase the chances of the plaintiff to win in the process. nine0005
How to file a claim in a family dispute?
According to the law, the statement of claim must contain: the name and address of the plaintiff and the defendant, the name of the court, the circumstances of the case indicating the violation of the rights of the plaintiff, the claims of the plaintiff to the defendant. Filing a claim also requires the payment of a state fee and the attachment of copies of documents confirming the legality of the claims.
Liability for violation of the plaintiff's rights
When applying to the court, the plaintiff has the right to recover from the defendant the costs incurred by him in litigation, as well as moral or material damage. nine0005
How can I improve my chances in court?
The first thing you should pay attention to is the correctness of the claim. The claims of the plaintiff (they are also requests to the court) must be spelled out clearly and exhaustively. Of course, the court is also obliged to accept an incorrectly drawn up claim. But the plaintiff's chances of winning in this case will be significantly reduced.
The argument seems hopeless - what to do?
Of course, not every dispute can be won. But, even if the case seems hopeless, the opponent, like the plaintiff, will worry and strive for its speedy completion, and you can play on this by offering a settlement agreement. Simply put, the opponent is given a choice - either the lawsuit lasts for several more months, or even years, or the opponent signs a settlement agreement on the terms of the plaintiff. As a rule, sooner or later the opponent realizes that it is easier (and cheaper) to agree. However, a “losing”, from the point of view of the opponent, court decision can be subsequently appealed by him. nine0005
Possible fines in court
By knowing how to behave in court, you can avoid imposing a fine. So, you should wait until the court gives the floor to the participant and not interrupt other participants in the process. All documents that are attached to the case must be submitted at the beginning of the meeting.
Liability for failure to appear in court
If one of the participants in the proceedings (or his representative - a divorce lawyer) fails to appear, the court has the right to terminate the consideration of the case and return the documents to the plaintiff. Fines or forced bringing to court in family disputes are relatively rare. nine0005
Length of court proceedings
According to the rules, a divorce through a lawyer should not last more than 2 months, but in practice, divorce is often delayed. The reasons may be different - an incorrectly drawn up claim, the failure of one (or both) parties to appear, the absence of the necessary documents, etc. A divorce court can drag on for years, and the division of property during a divorce can take even longer. A family law attorney will always tell you how to shorten the time it takes to process your case.
Arrest on the property of the defendant
The plaintiff has the right to seize the property of the defendant or prohibit him from using funds (for example, in a bank account). To this end, civil litigation attorneys help prepare a motion to secure a claim.
There are only two ways to dissolve a marriage - through the registry office or through the courts.
Divorce through the registry office
In the event of a divorce, legal advice is required. The grounds for divorce through the registry office are as follows: nine0005
- Mutual consent of spouses with no children under 18 years of age.
- The initiative of one of the spouses - in the event that the second spouse is missing, incapacitated or convicted for a period of more than 3 years.
Divorce through the registry office requires an application from the spouse (spouses). The joint statement confirms that the decision was made voluntarily, both spouses agree with it, and they do not have minor children. The registry office is obliged to register a divorce within 1 calendar month. Divorce assistance may be needed if only one spouse is applying. nine0005
Divorce through court
If one of the spouses does not agree with the decision to divorce, there is only one way left - to file an application with the court. Divorce through the court is also carried out if the couple has minor children. A divorce lawyer in this case advises you to immediately determine the amount of alimony and the procedure for communicating with children. It should be borne in mind that a divorce is carried out only if there are objectively no opportunities for further life together. nine0005
If one of the spouses does not agree, then the court has the right to persuade the couple to reconcile, setting a period of 1-3 months for reconciliation. If, even at the end of this period, the spouses did not agree to reconcile, then the family lawyer takes the process into their own hands, helping to insist on a divorce.
The principle of equal rights of each parent is enshrined in law. Both parents are obliged and have the right to take care of the child, as well as to take part in his upbringing and education. nine0101 If one of the parents interferes with communication, then the best way to defend your rights is to file a lawsuit in court. During the judicial review, the following are taken into account: the age of the baby, his physical and mental condition, as well as any other circumstances that may relate to the communication of the child with each of the parents. Family law consultations will help you understand exactly what circumstances should be taken into account when filing a lawsuit.
Filing a claim
The claim is filed by the parent in the district court. It is best if the plaintiff also requests an examination, which will establish the psychological attachment of the child to the parents and determine the situation in the family. You can also attach certificates from a pediatrician or child psychologist, as well as recommendations or references from the child's school. nine0005
Determination of the order of communication with the child
The principle of equal rights of each parent is enshrined in law. Both parents are obliged and have the right to take care of the child, as well as to take part in his upbringing and education.
If one of the parents interferes with communication, then the best way to defend your rights is to file a lawsuit in court. During the judicial review, the following are taken into account: the age of the baby, his physical and mental condition, as well as any other circumstances that may relate to the communication of the child with each of the parents. Family law consultations will help you understand exactly what circumstances should be taken into account when filing a lawsuit. nine0003 Filing a claim The lawsuit is filed by the parent in the district court. It is best if the plaintiff also requests an examination, which will establish the psychological attachment of the child to the parents and determine the situation in the family. You can also attach certificates from a pediatrician or child psychologist, as well as recommendations or references from the child's school.
A marriage contract is a mutual agreement between future spouses that determines the rights of each spouse to property, as well as the mutual obligations of the spouses, including in the event of a divorce. It is best if the marriage agreement is prepared by a qualified family lawyer. nine0005
The marriage contract is voluntary for both parties. However, it does not prescribe the rights and obligations of the spouses in relation to the child.
To conclude an agreement, you will need: passports of the spouses, marriage certificate, documents on the right of ownership (if the property is indicated in the agreement).
Change or termination of the contract by spouses
The mutual desire of the spouses may be the reason for the termination of the contract. The termination is made in writing and certified by a notary. nine0005
If the consent of one of the spouses is not available, or one of the parties has committed gross violations of the terms of the contract, then the injured party has the right to go to court.
Termination of the contract in court
The first step is a written proposal to the other party to terminate the contract. In case of disagreement or lack of response, the plaintiff applies to the district court. A divorce lawyer can help you properly file a lawsuit and attend meetings to help the plaintiff win the case. nine0005
Adoption of wife's child
To adopt a wife's child, a claim must be filed with the district court, attaching to the claim a statement on the state of health of the adopter, information about the income of the adopter, a copy of the marriage certificate. The meeting must be attended by a representative of the guardianship authorities.
As soon as the claim is satisfied by the court, it is necessary to submit an application for state registration to the district court - this will speed up the process of official adoption. nine0005
There are many questions that may arise before adoption:
- What if the child already has a father?
- What if the mother is against adoption?
- Child's father is imprisoned, etc.
Therefore, before filing a lawsuit in court, it is necessary to prepare all the documents and contact a family lawyer who will help develop a strategy to protect the interests of the child and the adoptive parent. nine0005
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Communication with a child with parents after a divorce - Legal advice
Andrey (St. Petersburg) 02/12/2019 Heading: Family Daughters 3 years and 11 months old, lives with ex-wife. Relations with the ex-wife are neutral-good. There is a dispute about the order of communication with the child. She believes that I do not have the right to take the child for the weekend until the age of majority. I live half an hour away from them. He filed a lawsuit in court to establish a schedule of communication with the child. Asked for weekends, public holidays, flight and half vacation. I plan, starting from the age of four, to take the child for the whole day, and then with an overnight stay, without waiting for a court decision on setting a schedule. Am I entitled to this? nine0005
Divorce, Minor, Litigation
According to Part 2 of Art. 38 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, care for children and their upbringing is an equal right and duty of parents.
The order of communication of the child with the former spouse can be established on the basis of an agreement between the parents or, in the event of a dispute, on the basis of a court decision.
In the event of a dispute between parents at the request of the parents or one interested parent, the court determines the procedure for communication between the former spouse and the child with the participation of the guardianship and guardianship authority (Article 78 of the Family Code of the Russian Federation). nine0005
The statement of claim is filed with the district court at the place of residence of the defendant.
The case will be scheduled for trial after the receipt from the guardianship authorities of acts of examination of the living conditions of persons applying for the upbringing of the child
When determining the order of communication of the child, the following factors are taken into account:
1) the age of the child;
2) the child's state of health;
3) the attachment of the child to each of the parents;
4) the presence or absence of conditions for the upbringing and development of the child;
5) daily routine of a young child;
6) working hours of parents;
7) remoteness of the place of residence of the parent, who requires establishing the procedure for communication with the child, from the place of residence of the child;
8) the duration of the period during which the child did not communicate with the parent, and other circumstances.