Fortunately, as bad as things got in our relationship, we had always agreed on one foundational principle.
Quitting is NEVER an option, period.
And resigning ourselves to a life of complacency and misery watching the marriage we worked so hard on turn into a cold, long-lasting cohabitation of two roommates also was NOT on the table.
So, like the scores of couples who had come to us desperate for a solution, we sought help.
We attended a marriage retreat.
We got into an environment that was a safe space, one where we had the support of qualified leaders whose goal was to help us succeed, and one where we were surrounded by other couples who had the same goals that we had - to restore and revive our relationship.