Attend a Weekend to Remember to learn how you can move from isolation to oneness and heal your marriage.Make the right choices, and you'll know love, warmth, acceptance, and the freedom of true intimacy and genuine oneness as husband and wife.Isolation has reached epidemic proportions in the most intimate of human relationships.In addition to more than a million legal divorces each year I know of no more potent killer than isolation ...no more destructive influence on physical and mental health than the isolation of you from me and us from them.Isolation has been shown to be the central agent in the development of depression, paranoia, schizophrenia, rape, suicide, and mass murder …When you're excluded, you have a feeling of distance, a lack of closeness, and little real intimacy. We yearn for intimacy, and marriage is where we hope we'll find it. Telltale signs of isolation Barbara and I have seen this death of hope occur in the marriage of some friends.You can share a bed, eat at the same dinner table, watch the same TV, share the same checking account, and parent the same children—and still be alone. In many ways their story is typical of many others.
Like a terminal virus, isolation invades your marriage silently, slowly, and painlessly at first.
Realize that often it's easier to hold a grudge than to forgive. : Resolve to take time to share intimately with each other. Ask questions of your spouse, and listen patiently. Don't allow isolation to take up residence in your home by ignoring it.