Marriage Counseling Retreats in a Private Nautical Setting

Do you believe your relationship deserves the most intensive, private couple-to-couple marriage counseling retreat possible?  We are Author/Dr. Bryce and Helen Kaye, a husband and wife team of professionals (happily married 38 years) who counsel and rescue relationships on our totally private marriage retreats. 

Competence you can trust     

When you are a couple selecting a marriage therapist with so much at stake, you should be asking these questions: Does the therapist have extensive training in the neuro-science of emotional regulation? Has the therapist treated individuals with personality and emotional disorders in addition to working with couples? We find that many relationship difficulties have these kinds of deep roots underneath their problematic behaviors. Love Odyssey Captain Dr. Bryce Kaye is well qualified to address the real underlying causes of emotionally driven behavior. He holds a bachelors degree in psychology from Columbia University and a Doctorate in Personality from the University of Illinois. For over 32 years he has treated thousands of married couples and even more thousands of individuals. He has specialized training in treating multiple personality, post traumatic stress disorder, various personality disorders, addictive and compulsive disorders, anxiety and depression. His book about emotional dynamics in troubled marriages is titled The Marriage First Aid Kit and you can read it online here for free.

Read Dr. Kaye’s article “How Marriage Counseling Doesn’t Get It.”

Blog BadgeIf your marriage is truly important to you why take half measures in trying to save it? If you read the extensive material on this website you will see that our intensive Love Odyssey marriage retreats deal in much greater depth than most couples retreats.  This is true whether you choose our intensive 2-day weekend retreat or one of our more extensive 5 or 7-day retreats.  The videos and book chapters on this website can help you understand some of the deeper dynamics and emotional states that break down com Watch our videosRead The Marriage First Aid Kit  and learn some of the real science that’s affecting your marriage. Put us to the test and see if we’re exaggerating our claim that you will learn more useful things on this site than any other marriage counseling retreat site. The fate of your relationship may depend on it.

One of our marriage retreats will reignite your romance.

We’ve helped many couples with:

Lost Affection

Post-Affair Healing

Conflict Management

Poor Communication

Blended Families

Boundary Intrusions

Co-Parenting & In-laws

Money Issues

Captain and crew of Love Odyssey marriage retreats


Use this Marriage First Aid Kit before your couples retreat

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Check your relationship for common problem syndromes

Use these diagnostic tools before your marriage retreat

A Serious Intervention On a Marriage Retreat In A  Vacation-like Setting

These marriage counseling retreats offer intensive marriage and couples counseling in a private environment usually for one couple at a time. Dr. Bryce Kaye has authored the book “The Marriage First Aid Kit” and is a 30 + year veteran marriage therapist. Helen and Bryce provide training for up to four hours each day with just you and your partner. It’s very private and personal.  If you choose our intensive 2 or 3-day weekend retreat you will stay in a comfortable inn that overlooks the scenic inner harbor of Oriental. During the day you will meet for intensive counseling with Dr. Bryce and Helen Kaye on board their pilothouse sailboat Dragon Lady. Dragon Lady will remain docked while overlooking the scenic harbor and nearby Neuse River.  If you choose one of our 4 or 5-day retreats you can choose to include one of our other port towns in your itinerary in addition to Oriental.  That way, you can add variety to your vacation-like setting.  If you choose a 6 or 7-day retreat, you can add two other port-towns for a total of 3 locations for your couples counseling.  The scenic rivers and quaint coastal towns offer the perfect relaxing environment to promote your intimate re-connection. You can stay in beautiful bed-and-breakfasts, eat in restaurants of your choice, shop, swim or do nothing at all but relax. Each day of your retreat involves several alternating periods of intense counseling and relaxing fun. Our couples appreciate how we pace their learning in manageable bites. We allow each couple to digest the information that they’ve derived from each counseling session. During each unstructured period they can talk more casually while exploring each port of call. This formula of alternating work and play states is highly effective.