"Thank you for helping us find connection with each other.  I now go home with hope."

"You have made a difference that will be with me forever in my relationship"

​"I would definitely recommend this workshop for couples at any stage in their relationship."​  

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 ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​You can have a better relationship

Are you feeling stuck in a rut, unable to communicate, lost in repetitive conflicts that leave you isolated and alone?  Do you want to heal from past hurts and move forward? Would you like to create a more loving and secure connection?

Our breakthrough 2-day couples intensive will help you look at your issues in a new way, by understanding the science of relationships, and give you the tools to change negative patterns, improve communication, repair past hurts, and renew intimacy and passion.  

For real!  You can read hundreds of reviews of couples who have worked with us personally - both in person and virtually.  Couples who came in stuck, many of them feeling hopeless - and left feeling closer, more connected and more hopeful than ever before.  And many of these couples had tried couples therapy for years with little or no success.


Choose Your Dates and Register Now to Reserve Your Place in our next Hold Me Tight Couples Workshop.  

Please Note:  For "In Person" Workshops, no lodging is provided or required.  While many couples choose to stay at local hotels, many who live locally commute from home.  The program ends each day by early evening.

®Hold Me Tight is a Registered Trademark of Dr. Susan Johnson.
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Here’s what you will learn:​

What all relationships need to be healthy, happy and successful

How to find forgiveness, overcome past hurts and move forward

How to understand what drives conflict - and how to change it

How to work with emotional triggers and stay connected  

How to communicate effectively and feel deeply heard

How to rebuild broken trust, safety and security​

How to create and nurture emotional intimacy

How to rekindle love and reignite passion

PLUS - The Relationship Assessment that answers the question:  Are You There for Me?

"I feel like this weekend has changed my life!"

"For once I feel I am not alone in my relationship.​"

In our Couples Retreat, You Can Rediscover Love –
A love that lasts and grows
A love that provides respect and security 
A love that meets both partners' needs

A love that's better than ever before.

"One of the most meaningful experiences of our relationship"

​"Never in my life have I felt more open, vulnerable and connected with anyone"

"It is really hard to put into words the gift you have given to my marriage"

"I truly feel the next 30 years of my life are going to be the best"​​

In the past 10 years "Hold Me Tight", Dr. Sue Johnson's book about romantic love, attachment and relationships, has sold over 500,000 copies and been translated into 22 languages.  Hold Me Tight, the workshop, is now offered all over the world, helping couples to heal their relationship, rekindle their love, and deepen their emotional bond.  

"You are two talented and skilled therapists who ran a terrific workshop.  When we needed extra help,

you were able to encourage, nudge and prod, past comfort, and always with warmth and kindness"

Our Couples Intensives Are Now Virtual!

For Information Call:  732-936-1212

Emotionally Connected Marriage Retreats


Hold Me Tight®:

The Breakthrough Couples Intensive to Improve Communication,

Deepen Connection, Stop Negative Patterns, and Rekindle Love and Affection

Our evidence based approach appreciates and understands the perspectives of both men and women, and is effective with married and unmarried couples, couples of different cultural backgrounds, and couples with different sexual orientations..  From newlyweds just starting out, to couples who just need to get out of a rut, to couples on the brink of divorce - we can help you see things differently and move forward.

We'll explain exactly what you need to know in short, easy to understand presentations, using popular music, movie and TV clips to illustrate our model.  We'll show you videos of other couples working on their relationship using our EFT approach.  And we've developed highly effective relationship conversations for you to use to work on your own relationship in private, with therapists standing by to help you. 

You will never be put on the spot.  We don’t believe in shaming or blaming.  You will never have to share anything personal unless you want to.  Our marriage retreat is all about safety, understanding, and validation. 

We can help you get unstuck from those negative cycles, communicate in a way that promotes closeness and understanding, and end feelings of lonleiness and resentment.  We can help you to rediscover intimacy and connection, develop a partnership that resolves conflict, and find your way back to each other emotionally and physically.

Hold Me Tight Couples Workshop

"It has given my husband and I the tools we needed to save our marriage"

"I feel like we are closer after this experience than we've been in the 36 years we've been married."​

You really can have a happy marriage and a happy future - together.  Give your relationship this amazing gift – 2 days of understanding and transformation.  Of repair and renewal.  Of putting the past in the past and looking forward to an incredible, loving future.  Of falling in love all over again. 

Highly effective cutting edge science.  Seasoned therapists. Down to earth program.  Tools to start using immediately.  Provided in a safe, relaxed, shame free, blame free, nonjudgmental and fun environment.  REGISTER NOW.

All couples are welcome regardless of marital status, age, faith, race, or sexual orientation.

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Our marriage retreat is based on the most successful model of couples therapy available today – Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) – time tested and researched for over 25 years.  We get to the heart of the matter – down to the core emotions and behaviors that are needed to create a loving relationship, and the things that often go wrong that drive conflict and block closeness.  We help you understand your partner... and yourself, and why you do the things you do.  And we show you how to change negative patterns and make things better – right away. 

Our marriage retreat is led by two highly trained and experienced therapists who have completed rigorous training to become certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy and who specialize in helping couples improve their marriage – true relationship experts.  We know how to create happy relationships, and how to fix them and get them back on track.


​​For all Committed Couples, Married or Unmarried

October 22 & 23, 2021 - Friday & Saturday

A Live, Virtual Retreat / In Person if Possible

All Workshops:  Friday: 8:45 - 5:30 pm, Saturday: 8:45 am to 4:00 pm

$695 per couple

In Person Workshops held at Robert Wood Johnson Wellness Center

3100 Quakerbridge Rd., Mercerville, NJ 08619