What is Retrouvaille?
Retrouvaille is an international program for married couples, consisting of a weekend live-in experience combined with a series of 12 post-weekend sessions over 3 months. The program's X-Factor is that it is presented by married couples who have experienced the same problems you are, and who found each other again at Retrouvaille. They "have the t-shirts" and have come back to help you.They open their hearts to you, share their lives with you, and they do so voluntarily. All they ask in return is that you put the same commitment into the program.
The main emphasis of the weekend is on communication 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. Communication lines re-established between you, the post sessions which follow will provide you with the practical tools to help put your marriage in order again.
If it is, then Retrouvaille can help you!
The Retrouvaille program works for over 90% of those who commit to working at their marriage. Many of those it worked for, didn't think it could help them. Many of these didn't think their spouse would be willing to put in the same effort, then found later that their spouse thought the same of them...So, call the phone number or send an email to the caring Retrouvaille volunteers in your area. Ask them any of those tough questions that keep nagging at you in the back of your mind.
The people answering the phone or responding to your email are people just like you who have been there and survived. They will be able to relate to your feelings of hopelessness and loss. They will do their best to give you the honest answers you need about this program.
This program has helped tens of thousands of couples from a number of different cultures and religions, in many countries around the world, and it can help you.
What the Program is not.
It is not a retreat, marriage counselling, marriage self help or a sensitivity group. There are neither group dynamics nor group discussions on the weekend. At no stage will you be called upon to discuss your issues with anyone else. This is not a time for hurting; it is a time for healing.
It is said that 2/3 of all divorces are so-called "soft" divorces, where incompatibility, irreconcilable differences, "grown apart" are offered as reasons. Most of these divorces are unnecessary, these couples can change their situation, and get to know each other and be happy together, again. The fact is that most couples divorce out of hopelessness. They see no alternative.
But, the cost of divorce in human terms is incalculable, never mind financially. Don’t let your newly-divorced friend kid you with one of society's lies. You are NOT better off divorced. Divorced people suffer more health problems, stress problems, work problems, financial problems, than married couples. Even unhappy married couples are better-off than divorced couples. Children of divorced parents take strain at school, it affects their health , they are be more likely to abuse alcohol and/or drugs, and are more likely to divorce later in life than children of parents who stayed married.
Divorce is a contagious disease which affects society. So you say "but we're suffering from depression and stress now, what else can we do?"
Attend Retrouvaille, like we did, and learn how to resolve your problems. Retrouvaille CAN help you. It helped us. It IS possible...ask our team couples how they did it, then went on to write a new Love Story.
Please don't delay registering, places are limited, and we work on a first-come, first-served basis. You have nothing to lose, and everything to gain. Your life, in fact...