'Renovation Island': Bryan and Sarah take some time out from the island to work through their issues
The couple decided to actively carve out some time specifically for them to spend together so that their marriage won't become collateral damage
After spending over a year on a remote island, working seven days a week working together, Bryan and Sarah Baeumler's marriage began crumbling. The couple left their cozy and comfortable life in Canada to move to the Bahamas. They spent all their life savings to buy an old, abandoned resort, and took on the ambitious project of renovating the space from a rundown resort to a tourist hotspot.
While Bryan was responsible for overseeing the operations and renovation work, Sarah focussed on handling the design aspect of the resort and the website. Working in such close proximity all the time, began taking a toll on their marriage. With so much at stake, the couple wanted nothing less than perfect for the resort, which meant that they were under extreme stress levels.
The soaring stress levels meant that the couple ended up snapping at each other very often. They frequently got into fights and had a lot of disagreements with respect to work, but it managed to spill into their marriage. Fans were so concerned after watching the couple get into spats that they wondered if their marriage would survive the show.
But fortunately, Sarah decided to take some time off from the renovation work on the island and go back home to Canada for a week to reenergize and regroup her thoughts. She decided to take the kids along with her. Bryan too joined them after a day or two. It was the first time in over a year since the family were at home together.
Bryan and Sarah had sat down together and begin reminiscing about all the things they managed to accomplish on the island. Then the topic of their family and marriage comes up while discussing the future. Sarah pointed out to Bryan that he never prioritized their marriage and put work and everything else over their marriage. Bryan explained to her that the work they took on involves some sacrifices.
Sarah expressed how their problems can be addressed by having a better communication channel. After hearing her out Bryan agreed with her and promised to not put their marriage in the backseat. The couple decided to actively carve out some time specifically for them to spend together so that their marriage won't become collateral damage to their ambitious project. Bryan ended the discussion by jokingly reassuring Sarah that they got into the gigantic project together and hopefully they come out of it together.
'Renovation Island' airs every Sunday, at 8 pm only on HGTV.