Prior to attending our Retrouvaille Weekend our marriage was drowning in deep waters. We both felt hopeless. Trying for 10 years to swim against the heavy currents of a troubled marriage with feelings of anxiousness, disinterest, and rage. We had given up hope of survival. Then out of nowhere a life preserver was thrown our way, also known as Retrouvaille.
Although hesitant, it was our decision to grab on tight to this life preserver hoping that our marriage would soon return to calm waters. We are certainly excited and thankful that we did. After attending our Retrouvaille weekend, our marriage began to float instead of drown. We attended all of the post sessions and found that our marriage was learning how to swim.
At times it was still a bit rough however we were determined and wanted more. We decided to continue our Retrouvaille experience by attending the monthly Core meetings. It was not long before our marriage was able to swim to safety. Our marriage now sits on a shore filled with warmth, happiness, forgiveness, understanding, respect, and love. Through the tools that Retrouvaille has given us, we are able to communicate to each other on a positive level that was not there before.
Our children and extended families have also benefited from Retrouvaille, they saw firsthand the rebuilding of a happy marriage versus a troubled marriage. We urge all couples struggling in a troubled marriage to attend a Retrouvaille weekend, experience how Retrouvaille's tools can bring you back to the peaceful and calm waters in your marriage.