I am grateful to Teri Ashley for expertly guiding my life partner and me through 15 Proactive Partnership Retreats over the past 5 years. (We began in our 60’s!) Our practice of Partnership Retreat became a dedicated time and space apart, devoted to us, an essential renewal of our mutual choice to be in relationship. We learned remedial tools of communication that have increased the atmosphere of sustained intimacy between us, lessening stressful and hurtful habits. Learning how to craft mutual agreements has been key in our growth as a couple. A tremendous gift has been the ritual of focusing our visions and goals, individually and together: setting intentions and following through. Agreements are powerful! Having our Retreat time is returning to a safe, intimate atmosphere – or crucible – where hearts soften, minds focus, where hearts can be healed, agreements forged, milestones and accomplishments celebrated and commitment in love renewed. I have personally grown in my ability to express what I feel, observe, want and envision with truthfulness AND kindness. I experience less stress and impatience and more trust, confidence in and love for myself and us.