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Being in a relationship can be very hard work, and with the stresses and strains of everyday life demanding our constant attention, it can be easy to feel as though you and your partner are being pulled in different directions. It’s important to remember that relationships naturally change and evolve over time, and so too can the things that connect us to the ones that we love. This can lead to feelings of disconnect, and you may start to struggle to relate to one another in the same ways that you used to.
You’ve probably heard of holistic healing, but, likely, you don’t fully understand what it means. Someone who practices holistic healing is invested in the whole body and self-wellness. Instead of just being focused on someone’s physical wellbeing, the practitioner also takes their emotional and spiritual wellbeing into account so that the treatments that they offer will improve their overall wellbeing, not just one specific area of it.
Couples retreats can last from a couple of days to a couple of weeks and maybe just the two of you or a much larger group. The freedom to choose is yours. Similarly, you don’t necessarily have to be married to take part. Any couple who just needs help to reconnect (but isn’t in crisis) can benefit. Here are just some of the ways in which a couples retreat can enhance your relationship.
One of the main reasons that people choose a retreat is to get away from the pressures that are associated with their everyday lives. This isn’t necessarily just their jobs, but also family, friends, social/voluntary commitments, or anything else that takes a great deal of their time and energy. We live in a fast world, and unless we get away from everything, it can be impossible to recharge and focus on ourselves and our chosen activity.
2020 has been a hard year and for many people, isolation and depression resulting from quarantine have become significant mental health issues. While some people experience isolation in their usual day to day lives, many of us have had isolation thrust upon us as a result of the current pandemic. With rules and regulations limiting our contact with others, venues where we would usually go to socialize closed, and our ability to travel severely compromised, it’s unsurprising that our mental health is beginning to suffer.
According to the CDC, as many as 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men will experience physical violence in their personal relationship at some point during their lifetime. Yet only around 1% of incidents are ever actually reported to the police. Because while domestic violence is both unacceptable and illegal, many victims endure their situation for years through fear of repercussions or because they feel that they are in some way to blame for the way that they are being treated.