Crisis Relationships

Has a Traumatic Event Shocked Your Marriage

Has your world been turned upside down through a shocking event involving your spouse? Did you uncover a secret, a BIG secret, about your spouse that can never be justified, such as an affair? Have you uncovered the fact that your spouse has an addiction to pornography? Did you just have a life-altering fight that never should have escalated as it did? Are you the victim of physical or emotional abuse? Have these events left you feeling ashamed, insecure, hopeless, abandoned or afraid? These terrorizing emotions are common for people experiencing a marriage in crisis. You are not alone. We have been helping couples in crisis mode navigate the seemingly impossible for more than 20 years. We know you feel tremendous pain. We know you may feel a sense of helplessness and desperation. We know that if you don’t get immediate help, your chances to move past these issues become even slimmer over time, and the attempts even more painful. You need to start the healing process today — for yourselves, for each other, for your family, and for all your future relationships. It is common that when traumatic issues surface, your spouse may not be willing to attend Relationship Lifeline with you. Let us help you. We have a team that specializes in crisis situations who can speak with your spouse about the value of attending. Our team is usually successful in helping couples attend together. However, if this is not the case, we can still help you, if you let us — attend by yourself. Healing starts with the individual, and in many cases an absent spouse will attend after witnessing the changes in their spouse from our program.

We can help you and are available right now! The first step is to pick up the phone and speak with one of our team leaders. You can reach us at 1-800-718-4650.

Common reasons couples attend

Can we build back trust after this betrayal?

The emotional intimacy between a couple can be just as sacred as the physical intimacy. We know that a spouse forming an emotional connection outside the marriage is a very real betrayal, and it can be absolutely devastating. It’s likely the symptom of deeper issues within the union, and can be an indication that one of you is checking out. We can help you discover the root cause of your issues and walk you through the process of healing from this betrayal, leaving your relationship stronger than ever before.

Can I feel happy and whole again?

Uncertainty. Fear of abandonment. Overreacting. These are just a few of the possible issues that can grow out of a history of emotional abuse. Emotional abuse can be just as serious as any other type of abuse, triggering anxiety, depression or even post-traumatic stress disorders. Whether we bring this baggage into our current relationship or have recently encountered it, the kind of emotional climate can slowly squeeze the life out of any relationship. But the outlook doesn’t have to be grim: there is hope. We can help you find healing from emotional abuse, break the painful patterns that have resulted and learn to set boundaries to prevent it from happening in the future.

Are you really hearing each other?

Good communication is the cornerstone to building and maintaining any healthy relationship. It creates a sense of intimacy that can be shared throughout a lifetime, and it’s nearly impossible for any relationship to thrive without it. Whether you would like to improve your conflict resolution or experience a deeper connection with your spouse, you can achieve it through communication. Thankfully, it can be learned! We can help you develop your communication skills so that you and your partner can establish and sustain a relationship filled with closeness, love and respect.

What if I don’t want to forgive? What if I can’t?

We tend to think of forgiveness as something done on behalf of a person who wronged us, and it can be that… but it’s also so much more. Forgiveness also can be for you. Forgiveness is about freeing yourself from the tremendous pain and overbearing weight that you’ve been carrying since you were hurt. Forgiveness in undoubtedly hard, but when it’s done truly, it can be immensely powerful to the point of feeling miraculous. It’s really about allowing yourself to heal and move forward in freedom — even if confronting or reconciling with those that hurt you isn’t an option. We can help you understand the forgiveness process as it focuses internally on your health and future, instead of dwelling externally on others. We can help you let go and be free.

Can your partner be your shelter in a world of storms?

Maybe your marriage is fine, good even, but you just don’t have that sense that you are each other’s safe harbor — the place where you know you can bring the secrets of your heart and your deepest fears and insecurities, and know that you’ll be met with love and understanding. Maybe you can’t seem to find the right way or bring up the challenging topics. Maybe you’ve tried, and it didn’t go so well. Maybe you’re scared you’ll be met with judgment instead of empathy. We can help you develop the skills necessary to have those important talks and cultivate that sense of refuge, both throughout the weekend and thereafter.

Real People, Real Stories

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Matt and Terri Spencer

We cannot express how thankful we are for this program. In 2014, it came to light that my husband, Matt was struggling with an addiction to alcohol. Our relationship was failing – we lacked a trusting and vulnerable connection and I was angry… very angry. I blamed everything on Matt! We heard of the Relationship Continue Reading

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