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Connections™ FAQs

The Connections™ FAQs are designed to answer the most common questions we’ve received from over 150 couples since beginning the program. They are highly effective when talking to your husband, wife, or partner about marriage retreats and the Connections™ program.

How do I convince my spouse or partner to sign up for Connections™?

Timing is important. Choose the right time and place when things are calm. Start with the positives – such as “I love you and the life we have built together. I want us to strengthen our bond and make things better.” Briefly discuss your feelings and concerns about your relationship without complaining or blaming. Tell your partner about the Connections program and emphasize this is a proactive step to improve your relationship. Let him or her know that this can help you understand each other better and work through problems more effectively.

What are the benefits and how does Connections™ compare to regular couples counseling?

  • Uniquely tailored private sessions designed for one couple at a time.
  • Intensive one or two-day programs accomplish more in less time. Traditional couple therapy requires a minimum of 3-6 months.
  • Participants receive a copy of our Connections: Workbook for Couples. This workbook contains extensive information about relationships and exercises designed to create successful outcomes.
  • An integrative model that combines the most effective couples therapy methods.
  • Proven methods to improve communication, intimacy, and partnership.

How are the intensives offered and which one is right for me and my partner?

There are multiple intensives offered designed explicitly for effective learning:

Options Time Additional Info
1 Day Brief Intensive
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Six follow-up sessions included in package
1 Day Brief Intensive
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Six follow-up sessions included in package
2 Day Retreat
(Friday & Saturday)
Day 1: 1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Day 2: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
More comprehensive for out-of-town couples and locals who may not require follow-up sessions
3 Day Retreat
(Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
Day 1: 1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Day 2: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Day 3: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
By Request Only

What is the success rate?

Over 150 Connections™ programs have been completed over the past 6 years. Our success rate is estimated at well over 90%. Couples who complete Connections™ tell us that they have a much greater understanding of themselves and each other in the context of their relationship, an improved understanding of their relationship “dance”, and they learn how to use relationship repair methods effectively.

What if we are currently separated or talking about divorce?

The Connections program is ideal for couples considering separation or divorce or for those currently separated. We aim to help the two of you understand and identify your path forward. We do not take sides or have an agenda for your relationship. Rather, we facilitate a process designed to make sense of your current situation and support both of you toward repair and reconciliation, regardless of which path you take.

How does the Connections program deal with infidelity?

Many of the couples who attend Connections struggle with the consequences of affairs and infidelity. We help couples to heal together and repair emotional wounds. We focus on all aspects of the infidelity, including reasons – the “why” of the affair – understanding the context, talking through the painful feelings, and using tools such as expressions of remorse, empathy, and forgiveness.

I want to stay married, but my spouse isn’t so sure – now what?

Many couples are not on the same page regarding the future of the marriage. This is a painful situation that we address with understanding and empathy. We will help you explore why, including reactive patterns in the relationship, unmet needs, and unpacking areas of conflict and misunderstanding. If your spouse isn’t sure about staying married, we can help him or her to clarify the patterns and struggles and to identify the best path forward.

What are the Connections™ fees and payment policies?

The Connections™ program is highly cost-effective. Most regular couple therapy or marriage counseling (weekly or biweekly) will be considerably more expensive over time. We also accept credit card payments for Connections™.

Friday Brief Intensive (Includes six follow-up sessions): $2995
Saturday Brief Intensive (Includes six follow-up sessions): $3325

2 Day Intensive: $3525

3 Day Intensive: $4995

The Friday and Saturday intensives are one full day and include six 90-minute follow-up sessions. This program is ideal for residents of South Florida who can attend the follow-up sessions at our office in Boca Raton.

The 2-day intensive is our most popular option for people not living in South Florida. This program also benefits more complicated situations, such as infidelity or marital separation.

The 3-day intensive is recommended for those who want to do more advanced work in understanding complex relationship dynamics and are ready to work productively on creating a new relationship based on empathy, compassion, open communication, and a higher level of personal and relational growth.

Payments and Cancellations

A deposit of 50% (or full payment if preferred) is required to reserve scheduled program dates. Full payment is due no later than two weeks before the scheduled program.

Full refunds will be granted if cancellation is made more than one full month before the scheduled program. 25% of the 50% deposit will be refunded up to 2 weeks before the scheduled program. Refunds cannot be granted within the two weeks prior to the scheduled program, nor any time during or after the scheduled session(s)

Follow-up Sessions

Payable in advance by credit card or personal check. There will be no refunds for unused follow-up sessions and sessions not used after six months. Follow-up sessions canceled with less than a 48-hour notice will be forfeited. Additional follow-up sessions may be scheduled for an additional fee.

Where are the retreats and where do we stay?

Connections™ sessions are held in our Boca Raton offices, designed to be welcoming and comfortable. We are located in Boca Raton, Florida, surrounded by numerous accommodations. Please see our recommendations for close and convenient stays with various amenities for all budgets – updated regularly based on feedback and reviews.

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