Retrouvaille works when both spouses are open to the program. Many consider this program to be like a self help marriage seminar. 
 
The effects of divorce, or even marriage separation can have profound and lasting impact on children. Many marriage counselors refer their clients to this program to compliment their marriage counseling. In addition to a desire to heal, learning how to use communication in marriage can be a key element needed to save marriage from divorce.
Excerpt from a letter by Archbishop Robert J. Carlson:
Our society continues to devalue the sanctity of marriage and couples struggling in their marriages are tempted to succumb to the culture of divorce. I want you to be aware of a valuable resource in our archdiocese to help those couples who may be coming to you trying to get their marriage back in line with God’s intention for them.
That resource is a program called Retrouvaille.

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