My wife and I were in a pretty desperate situation in regard to our mostly-good 27 year marriage. I had been cheating and my wife found out. She threw me out of the house that night when I came home from work. Eventually, she let me back in if I would go to counseling. We remained in counseling for 6 months, but we made little progress. Of course, she was really angry, and I was lying about having called off the affair. After she realized I was still seeing that person, I was thrown out again and attorneys got involved and I figured it was the end. Another round of therapy happened, only this time I was trying, but it just didn’t work.
Ultimately, we felt that something had to happen fast or we were done. We found Dr. Brawner’s website and discovered her intensive weekend retreats. I was reluctant (to say the least) but it turned out to be the best thing we could ever have done. I say that she is like hard candy – but sweet and to the point at the same time. Dr. Brawner “got” our issues and helped us both see how we were contributing to our problems. We learned how to communicate and demonstrate respect and love to each other. My wife and I are now on a new path. We still talk to Dr. Brawner (FaceTime) twice a month and we’re not giving that up anytime soon. We thank you and our kids thank you Dr. Brawner, for saving our marriage.
Donald and I heard about Dr. Brawner from someone she sees weekly in her office. Although we were not seeing Dr. Brawner, we had been to counseling with another therapist for several months. But, sometimes, we seemed to be more disheartened after our counseling session then before we arrived. We just seemed to be stuck, and could never resolve our basic issues – communication and trust.
We needed help right away. I feared we were, perhaps, a few months away from divorce. We called Dr. Brawner, and after a few phone conversations and one session in her office, she suggested that an intensive weekend retreat might be what was needed to not only jump-start the process of repairing our relationship, but to also give us a road map for the future.
We loved the fact that we were the only couple there, and, that the intensive counseling over the 2 1/2 days really allowed us to move forward and resolve our issues. We also learned how to communicate with each other in the future so that we didn’t return to the awful situation that we had been in. Although we didn’t realize it at first, the follow up Skype sessions helped us from getting stuck as new problems and situations arose after we returned home.
I can say without any hesitation that it was the most important weekend of our lives. We can’t thank you enough Dr. Brawner!
Dr. Brawner – My husband and I had been in marriage counseling for more than a year, but it wasn’t working. At times, we felt even more frustrated after a counseling session, because it seemed that there was never enough time to get to the heart of the matter. So we eventually stopped going, because we just didn’t feel that we were making any progress. I was at my wits end as I desperately wanted to save my marriage, but after our previous counseling experience, I was reluctant to even mention another therapist to my husband.
After I found your website, it took me several weeks to even approach my husband about attending your weekend retreat. When he finally agreed to try it, I was then concerned that if this didn’t work for us, we would probably end up divorcing.
We can’t thank you enough for what you did for us! The three days that we spent with you were amazing, so much so that my husband is now your biggest fan. I would tell anyone in a troubled relationship that is considering your weekend retreat that it is well worth the time and investment. You helped us not only save our marriage, you gave us the means and insight to re-energize our relationship in ways that I never thought were possible. Thank you!