Couples or marriage workshops are also a great way to invest in your relationship. Couples workshops are typically designed to be a booster, a great way to maintain your relationship and a more consolidated way to approach improving your relationship. Activities designed to offer skills and techniques that couples can use in their relationship moving forward, improve areas of conflict, and help the couple feel more connected overall.
Typically workshops are 1-3 days, where you are on site (or virtual) for the entire workshop. Workshops range in price, depending on location, number of days workshop is scheduled for, and whether lodging and food is included. The range will likely fall between $300-$1000 for the entire workshop. You’ll likely experience elements of education, humorous antidotes or videos to demonstrate the materials, and short pauses for you and your partner to discuss and interact alone with the material you’re absorbing. Though you’ll be in a group environment, typically these groups are kept smaller so you still feel there is an intimate feel to the workshop. While there may be times you feel like speaking up in the group context, most workshops don’t require you to share in front of the whole group.
There are many different styles of therapy and therapists, and it’s important to find the workshop or therapist that fits you best. Looking into what training and experience the therapist who’s leading the workshop can help you make sure you’re getting quality, evidence-based approaches to couples that can give you the best experience possible.