We have issues in our marriage that I think needs help, but we can’t turn to anyone locally. I will take a moment to mention a common problem: Marriage difficulties.
Most people experience difficulties in their marriage.
• Do you feel lost, alone or bored in your marriage?
• Are you frustrated, hurt or angry with your spouse?
• Are you constantly fighting? Or, do you simply shut down?
• Have you thought about separation or divorce?
• Does talking about it only make it worse?
Divorce is not always the best answer. In addition to speaking with your priest, who in most cases has never been married, or a professional family counselor, consider a program that helps couples in trouble.
There is a program called Retrouvaille. The word Retrouvaille™ (pronounced re-tro-vi with a long i.) is a French word meaning rediscovery. The program offers tools needed to rediscover a loving marriage relationship. Thousands of couples headed for cold, unloving relationships or divorce have successfully overcome their marriage problems by attending the program.
The Retrouvaille Program consists of a weekend experience combined with a series of 6-12 post-weekend sessions over 3 months. It provides the tools to help put your marriage in order again. The main emphasis of the program is on communication in marriage between husband and wife. It will give you the opportunity to rediscover each other and examine your lives together in a new and positive way.
As a seminarian I had the opportunity to attend a Retrouvaille weekend and found it to be an excellent resource for hurting couples. For more information you are free to speak with me or check out their website: http://www.retrouvaille.org/