We have been married 23 years. We went through Relationship Lifeline in January 2015. We have always considered ourselves an influential and amazing couple. But, we had some problems that continued to resurface in our marriage.
As a young boy, David experienced abuse that destroyed his self worth as a boy and his family forced him to keep this a secret. As he grew up, he was taught to keep secrets and he carried this habit into his adult life, and our marriage. He felt tainted and unworthy and spent a lot of time seeking validation in the wrong areas and by the wrong people.
At Relationship Lifeline, we were taught to forgive with eyes of compassion. As Cindy looked at the young boy that was abused and could forgive that little boy, things changed. The exercises in the program helped us to learn about ourselves and what we each brought to our marriage. We are working hard on our personal growth as well as our marriage. We have TA’d every month since we went through as we feel this helps our growth.