A few years ago Anastasia Winterhalt and Anthony McCarthy’s marriage was at a breaking point. “I didn’t think I could possibly fix what was broken,” says Winterhalt. “We had no communication, I was ready to divorce my husband.” Winterhalt thought all was lost, that’s when her mother suggested she try Retrouvaille.
Lack of communication, resentment, fighting and living separate lives while married are just some of the common factors responsible for the breakdown of many marriages. The reasons are as varied as the couples that take part.
Retrouvaille has Catholic roots but the program is for everyone, regardless of religious affiliation, wanting a stronger marriage. It is based on an intensive weekend-long experience followed by 6 follow up sessions. The main emphasis of the program is on communication and rebuilding relationships.
McCarthy says Retrouvaille gave him a new language. “I was never much of a talker, especially when it came to the hard stuff. The program was intense but it got to the root of things,” he explains. “It’s given me the confidence to express my emotions with my wife and the rest of my family.”
Winterhalt & McCarthy are now trying to help other couples find their way back to a caring, passionate & loving marriage, as they have. They are the community coordinators for Retrouvaille Saskatchewan. The next Retrouvaille Weekend will be held on April 28, 2017 with post sessions from 1 – 5pm. May 6th, 13th, 27th, June 3rd, 10th and 17th.
Anthony & Anastasia are open to sharing their story and explaining more about the Retrouvaille process.
Anastasia (306) 716-6982 or awinterhalt [at] hotmail.com
For more information on Retrouvaille: Restoremarriage.weebly.com