Marriage Problems - Healing Your Relationship with Each Other and the Church


If you're reading this, you've probably got marriage problems. And the relationship may have grown so painful that you see divorce as the only option. Stop right now and say a prayer asking for help from the God who loves both of you and blessed your marriage. Remember also that your marriage wasn't just a union between the two of you, it was an invitation to live a life of faith and joy as a family within God's Church. Your broken marriage not only hurts you, it deprives the rest of us of the inspiration and joy that a loving couple's relationship brings to our community.


When you're done reflecting upon that, it's time to do something different to rescue your relationship.


Get help.


Some find it useful to start with consulting with one of their parish priests. Although most priests are not licensed marriage counselors, they have had conversations with many troubled couples. They can give you some guidance about what to do next.


That advice might include contacting one of the resources that we've gathered for you on this page. They are all ministries and programs that have helped other couples in struggling marriages. 


Make the call. Send the email. Give your marriage one more chance to heal.


Retrouvaille - People can and do change and marriages can change for the better. The many couples that have participated in the Retrouvaille Program over the years decided to make the investment in each other to continue their journey of marriage.


It can be a difficult choice, but in making your decision, consider the investment you have already made in each other. Reconciliation and healing are possible if you are willing to put the past behind you and look beyond the hurt and the pain, in order to rediscover each other in a new and positive way.

This program is run as a non-profit and the costs are affordable. Click on this link for meeting locations. Click on one of the pins for program dates and fees. No one is ever denied the chance to heal their marriage due to financial challenges and assistance is available.


Retrouvaille can be the fresh start your marriage needs.

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Catholic Marriage Counseling

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Seeking outside help isn't a sign that you're a failure. It's a sign of flexibility and courage.  It's almost impossible to see things objectively if you've hurt each other for long enough.  An unbiased observer to looking at the dynamics of your relationship may have insights and give you new tools to heal old wounds. 


There are many marriage therapists and family health professionals in San Diego who understand and respect the religious beliefs and values of their Catholic clients. Find them at:

Christus Institute:
Etherapy Finder:
Diocese of San Diego – Office for Family Life and Spirituality:858-490-8299