So many people remember their wedding as the best day of their life. It is literally the day that they join hands and hearts with the person that they love the most in this world. It is the promise that for every challenge they each face, there will be a partner to aid and comfort them along the way. Sadly, all too often, the trials and mundane struggles of day-to-day life can pile up. The little irritations have turned into irresolvable differences. It is more common than one might think.
Thankfully, there are many options to explore before any life-changing decisions need to be made. One of the most successful is non religious marriage retreats. There are couples retreats offered by religious organizations, but many come laden with the implicit need to promote their beliefs while attempting to create an atmosphere for romantic healing. Non-religious, non-judgmental marriage retreats are becoming more sought by couples who want to take a hard look at why they fell in love. And to find that again.
Married couples that have taken part in these retreats report incredibly positive results from the experience. They learn that they are not alone, that Their problems are not irreconcilable, and that they can each be heard in a place of safety and acceptance rather than judgment. They say that they learn about themselves, exploring their past relationships and the family life they had. These couples report the experience to be overwhelmingly positive and created an environment where the participants were able to concentrate solely on one another and resolving their problems.
Life can feel very heavy at times. Having a partner means having another set of shoulders to help with that burden. Real life brings real challenges. It is vitally important for someone to be able to know and count on the person they married. These retreats offer a chance to remember that, to find strength in that love that drew the two of them together in the beginning. It may seem impossible, but those who are willing to commit to finding that love again can. And do. …