A personal letter from a couple with the “worst marriage”: Never give up! Even the worst marriage can be saved!

Dear Rabbi Slatkin,

I receive your weekly blog posts and read your recent post entitled “How do you know when your marriage is over?” You debunked common divorce reasons that couples see as warranting divorce and boldly claim that even the worst marriage can be saved. I wanted to write you so that you can share with your readers our story because if any marriage was doomed to fail, it was surely ours.

We came to see you almost a year ago for marriage therapy. As you may remember we only came for one session and we were in bad shape. My husband did not want to continue and being that he was unemployed and I was making a meager salary, we couldn’t afford weekly sessions. We did get your digital at home marriage counseling program, Marriage School, though we didn’t touch it for months. The marriage got worse to the point where he threw burning grease at my face. I thought it was over. Things only got worse from there. My husband was put in jail on false charges, I lost my job, and then I found myself sick for months. I discovered there was a sewage leak in my bedroom that was contributing to my condition. This was the turning point. When we first received the digital download, I downloaded your audio mp3s to my husband’s phone, hoping he would listen to them.

I didn’t even realize he had started listening to them until I started to notice that our communication had changed. He had implemented some of the strategies that you suggested, all on his own.

We began connecting again. We stopped the constant bickering. For the first time in a long time, I had hope that our marriage could succeed.

We are now expecting our first child any day now and couldn’t be happier. Thank you so much. Your program saved our marriage and we are eternally grateful. Please continue to let other couples know that if your program could help us, it could help anyone, as you would be hard pressed to find a marriage as bad as ours was.

>We couldn’t help but share this letter with you. May you find it inspiring and if you’d like to know more about how our 5 Step Total Marriage Transformation Program can help you, you can enroll here. We are here to help.

Shlomo & Rivka Slatkin

Rabbi Shlomo Slatkin is an Imago relationship therapist and certified (master level) Imago workshop presenter with over 20 years of experience hosting couples therapy retreats in-person and online. Contact info@themarriagerestorationproject.com or