Retrouvaille gave us a chance to rediscover each other again! Despite our past and brokeness, Retrouvaille turned our marriage around by teaching us how to understand each other and our feelings. Since our Retrouvaille experience, we have added two more children to our family. This program saved not only our marriage, but our family and our children as well!
The problem with a third party relationship brought us to the Retrouvaille weekend. Worn and distraught, we attended it with the thought that it would be our last shot at saving our marriage. But the weekend proved itself by offering something very powerful, it gave us a channel to be in touch with our own feelings as well as that of each other’s, both positive and negative. It helped us to recall all the times that we were there for and with each other.
By Sunday late afternoon, we were gifted with the realisation that we were still very much in love with each other, as we were on the day we took our wedding vows, and were not going to throw away our marriage just like that. We pray that through Retrouvaille, couples in troubled and hurting marriages no longer have to feel that they are all alone, but come to heal and renew their marriage just as we did.
Signing up for the Retrouvaille weekend was an additional effort on our part to restore our hurting and troubled marriage. Despite the numerous counselling sessions, we still could not communicate to each other effectively without getting into heated arguments and fights. After learning about the tool of communication through our feelings, and faithfully applying the tool, we were able to understand and empathize with each other once again. We were able to unlock our deepest and honest feelings for each other, rediscovering our love all over again. Retrouvaille not only saves our marriage, it also gives us a conviction to consciously commit and decide on the common and right values and beliefs that we have in our marriage.