Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Adirondack region of New York
Re: marriage bootcamp
I have heard about Marriage Boot Camp and spent some time reviewing the same website. As a couples therapist I would only offer a few cautionary suggestions.
Any couples retreat,or even an intensive experience like boot Camp, is designed to challenge your relationship's historical patterns and assumptions, as well as offer new tools and insights into your self and your partner. What seems to help folks I have seen, though, is that they have an opportunity to continue, albeit less intensely in terms of hours back-to-back, the therapy work with a therapist near their home afterwards. This allows an easing into your normal life again, while giving you time to calibrate any changes you have started. It is best to do so with a specially-trained couples therapist (e.g., AAMFT member) rather than a generalist therapist who may have years of experience. The trained couples therapist is more likely to know how to help you continue any significant changes started from the Boot Camp experience.
Good luck with your journey!
DS "The Couples' Survival Workbook" (Amazon)