For struggling couples, marriage intensive could bring about much-needed clarity, hope and relief. Experience transformation firsthand with our qualified counsellors at The Relationship Room today.
“Distressed partners no longer see each other as their emotional safe haven. Our lover is supposed to be the one person we can count on who will always respond. Instead, unhappy partners feel emotionally deprived, rejected, even abandoned. In that light, couples’ conflicts assume their true meaning: they are frightened protests against eroding connection and a demand for emotional reengagement.” - Sue Johnson
Across countries, cultures and religions, marriage is perceived as the ultimate “coming together”: a bonding act of sanctity and bliss. While the beginning of a marriage may be sweet, however, friction can arise from living with a loved one in close proximity… especially in the long term. Issues such as infidelity, conflicts of high intensity, endless trivial battles and other regrettable events can also seriously hurt marriages, to a point where divorce seems to be the only viable option. This is where “marriage intensive”, a type of couple’s therapy, comes in.
Marriage intensive can be described as some sort of therapy marathon. While typical therapy sessions last no longer than 75 minutes, a marriage intensive session at The Relationship Room comes in three options: half day, 1-day and 2-day.
The purpose of marriage intensive is to dig deep into the relationship (dynamics, details and all), unearthing pain that may have been ignored and buried. During the intensive, the therapist reflects back to the couple in a compassionate manner, enabling them to learn and find solutions to existing issues together. The goal of the intensive is to help couples to get to the root of the issue faster and to break any dysfunctional international pattern and create a new positive pattern of communication.
The number of sessions required will depend on a number of factors such as the complexity of the issue and also the motivation of each partner in the relationship. However, with marriage intensive, the therapeutic journey will take a shorter time as compared to regular weekly sessions and couples are able to have a much deeper conversations.
Like other types of relationships, marriages aren’t easy to maintain. Couples may turn to marriage intensive when their marriage needs a significant amount of work: for example, constant fights that go nowhere, betrayal and infidelity, or a lack of communication altogether.
For situations which require more urgency, marriage intensive could be the best choice, providing much-needed breathing room for positive change to occur. In more extreme cases - whereby a marriage is at risk of dissolving any time - marriage intensive can kickstart a series of hard but necessary conversations.
Marriage intensive is a compelling option, particularly in specific situations where traditional therapy may fall short. This intensive approach is tailored to address deeply entrenched challenges and provide focused support for couples facing issues such as the following:
At The Relationship Room, we recognize the unique nature of each couple's journey. Our marriage intensive program is designed to provide personalized and intensive care that’s necessary for transformative growth and restoration.
At The Relationship Room, we believe in providing couples with the highest level of care and attention. That's why every couple who comes to us receives the undivided and one-on-one expertise of Ms Theresa Pong, our esteemed Counselling Director, who is a registered counsellor and clinical supervisor with the Singapore Association for Counselling.
Theresa's exceptional qualities of empathy, patience, and knowledge have earned her the unwavering trust of her clients. Many couples choose to stay with her for the long term due to the positive impact she makes in their lives. As a practitioner of Emotional Focused Couple Therapy (Additional Training), Theresa skillfully utilizes her expertise to facilitate healthier and more productive conversations between couples.
What sets Theresa apart from others is her commitment to continuous growth and learning. She has embarked on a journey to expand her skills by travelling to the US to experience a marriage intensive firsthand and receive specialized training to conduct one herself. This dedication to honing her abilities underscores her passion for helping couples achieve profound transformation and restoration.
When you choose The Relationship Room and work with Theresa, you are partnering with a compassionate professional who brings a wealth of knowledge and firsthand experience to guide you towards healing and renewal. Your relationship will benefit from the personalized care and expert guidance that only Theresa can provide.
Discover the transformative power of marriage intensive at The Relationship Room. Our program serves as a catalyst for couples to deepen their understanding, reconnect on a profound level, and witness their relationship flourishing like never before.
We are committed to empowering you and your partner by equipping you with essential knowledge and effective tools for a happy, fulfilling marriage. As you read this, remember that there is always light at the end of the tunnel. With dedication, patience, and time, reigniting the spark in your marriage is possible, and you can develop newfound appreciation for each other.
At The Relationship Room, you'll find unwavering support and guidance, ensuring you never journey alone. Together, let's embark on a transformative journey towards a stronger, more loving connection, and a future filled with joy and contentment.