A 2-Day Marriage Intensive with
Michele Weiner-Davis, LCSW
What is an intensive?
A word from Michele Weiner-Davis
A radically new way to resolve relationship problems...quickly!
About 2 decades ago, I started to question the wisdom of hour-long sessions. Just when couples got down to the crucial issues, time was up, leaving people feeling raw and unsettled. These bad feelings followed them home!
When couples returned to therapy the following week, we had to start all over. Getting any traction felt near impossible! Plus, they had all week to allow their bad feelings from the previous session to fester.
So, instead of creating emotional breakthroughs, a portion of each session had to be devoted to simply creating a safe atmosphere to resume our work together.
I realized that hourly sessions may be okay for minor marital tune-ups, but here's the deal- most couples don’t seek help to make good relationships great; they do so when they're in crisis and truly hurting.
I knew I had to make a change!
And now for a change...
I started offering 2-day intensives with couples. Many were on the brink of divorce and desperate to get off the fence. Others had just discovered infidelity. Still others were arguing endlessly, often living separate lives and feeling they just couldn't go on that way any longer. Countless couples had been to other therapists, but found those experiences to be ineffective at best, and often harmful.
Regardless of what led these people to me, the results of their intensives were so impressive that I quit offering hourly sessions altogether. Now, several decades later, I find it hard to believe hourly sessions are still an option for couples in crisis!
With 2 full days together, there is ample time to delve into the issues that have driven spouses apart. Because people are encouraged to speak from their hearts, they tend to drop their defenses and often, for the first time in their marriages, truly listen to each other.
Also, the beauty of the intensive is that there is nowhere to go. No alarm clocks ringing. No distractions- kids, work, friends, family and outside obligations, Just uninterrupted time to focus solely on their relationships and what they need to do differently to feel more connected.
For those who are undecided about staying together, this format offers ample time to look at all the issues and make the best possible decision. The decision to work on or end a marriage is unquestionably one of the most important decisions anyone will ever make in his or her lifetime because it is a decision that affects so many people.
Is a 2-day intensive for me?
• Disagree about whether or not to divorce
• Feel upended by a recent crisis
• Feel devastated due to an emotional or physical affair
•Want to improve your relationship immediately rather than attend weekly sessions where you merely talk about feelings
• Fight about sex a great deal
• Think your partner is having a midlife crisis
• Argue constantly and feel completely misunderstood
• Struggle with anger issues in your marriage
• Love each other, but don't feel in love anymore
• Feel lonely in your marriage and have little in common
• Want extreme anonymity to work on your marriage
Interested in fast-forwarding through
your relationship challenges?
(If you think you want to end your marriage, start watching this video at 4:19 minutes)
What people are saying.....
The following comments are from real people whose
names have been changed to protect their privacy.
❝Work with Michele one on one if you can. She is honest, sincere, no-nonsense while being
incredibly sensitive and nurturing and most importantly, real. She is candid about drawing on her own
experiences in life and love and is willing to be vulnerable despite being the expert. She is one of a
kind and I am incredibly grateful to have found her and her teachings.❞
❝Thank you very much for your help last week. I feel the floodgates are opening up, and we are communicating again, and you played a huge part there. While there are issues we need to work through, I feel hopeful that we should be able to turn around. For that I thank you. Go forth and do God's work!❞
❝After several months focused on communication, friendship, and working to make things go right I am so happy to share that Margaret has come out and said that she optimistic about our future together. Emotional and physical intimacy as returned to our marriage.
We are spending more time listening, sharing, and encouraging one another. She said the other day that she feels like we are dating all over again and she never thought she would feel this way about me again. ...She believes the changes are real and has acknowledged meaningful improvement in the relationship between my sons and myself.
Our time with you was such an important contributor to helping things go right and support the healing process. The intensive we took part in, was hands down, one of the single most important steps in helping to save our marriage....I love what you wrote and take it to heart every day- "Be patient. Stay the course."- It's like the stonecutters credo.❞
❝As a professional in the field, I was aware of Michele’s work and had read her books. However, when my own marriage underwent challenges, her words spoke directly to me and felt like a window into my soul. I feel extremely fortunate that my husband and I have had the opportunity to work with MWD to repair our relationship and develop more healthy patterns of communication.❞
What happens during the intensive?
What if my spouse wants a divorce and doesn't want marriage help?
Will the intensive be in person or online?
Is there something we should do to prepare for our session?
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