COVID-19 Update: It is with a heavy heart and a need for great caution that we have canceled the Summer Couples Retreats. The Gottmans will be adding Retreat dates to their calendar when it is safe to do so. Click here to read more.

Learn research-based tools for building and maintaining intimacy from the comfort of your own private getaway.

Have you ever planned a wonderful romantic vacation, complete with a lovely room, candle-lit dinners and white sand beaches, only to have your dream become a nightmare when tense quarrels and silence spoil the sunset? We have been listening to painful stories like these for nearly 40 years.

Now you can restore your relationship while on holiday. In an exclusive, small-group two-day couples retreat, you’ll learn new skills for deepening intimacy, managing conflicts, and enhancing your sense of shared meaning in a private, comfortable setting. The retreats are presented by the Gottmans online from their seaside and include lectures, role-plays, discussions, and exercises completed just with one’s partner.

The intimate setting enables couples to receive personalized, special attention from the Gottmans while enhancing and restoring their relationship.

During the retreat, you will learn skills to:

  • Strengthen your friendship
  • Deepen your understanding of one another
  • Spice up your intimacy
  • Transform inevitable relationship conflicts so you can build solid bridges between the two of you
  • Unearth the values and life purpose you share

The Gottmans would love to assist you in planning a beautiful getaway location for your Retreat.  Their event planner offers up her complimentary support in finding lodging, transportation, dining, and outstanding recreational opportunities.

The retreats are limited to eight couples. We recommend that you register early.

2020 Private Couples Retreat Dates

Online Couples Retreat Nov. 14-15

To read more information about these retreats, please click here or call (206) 313-0471.

Online Marathon Couples Therapy

In addition to providing Private Couples Retreats, John and Julie Gottman also schedule appointments with individual couples for private Marathon Couples Therapy Online.

In this powerful intensive therapy format, one couple meets with either John Gottman, Julie Gottman, or both for five hours a day on three consecutive days. Marathon Couples Therapy can thus accommodate clients traveling from other locales who cannot attend weekly therapy sessions. It provides an intensive, condensed and highly focused approach to relationship issues that can help couples move quickly through specific issues and learn important new skills in a short period of time.

Click here to learn more about Marathon Couples Therapy. To schedule an appointment with John Gottman, please contact Kristi Content by email at or by phone at (206) 313-0471. For appointments with Julie Gottman, please contact Kathryn Schwartz by email at or by phone at (206) 381-8456.