So I am catholic, and my ex husband was not. In fact, his father was a preacher in a Protestant church AND at one point even convinced me I should be baptized as an adult in his church.
Anyhow, when I was in college we got engaged and married. We had our marriage recognized by the church mostly to please my pudo-catholic family. (I was not practicing the Catholic faith at the time) anyhow, fast forward two years and I had become resentful that my husband was so Gung-ho Pentecostal and making me convert. (I never flat out told him this, just turned into an every-Sunday fight)
A HUGE issue is that there were no plans for children… The one time we discussed it I mentioned wanting a Baptism in the Catholic church and that was shot down in a brush off way. So children were never really brought up.
Two years into our marriage, I had an affair with another Catholic man, and long story short, I asked for a divorce.
Now two years after that I am dating a wonderful Catholic man and can’t wait to marry and have babies! I am truly sorrowful for all of my choices up to this point and know this man is meant to be my husband.
Can I possibly be granted an annulment? How long is the process? What would my grounds for an annulment be? What if my ex is angry and denies what I claim?
Please help… I’m so tired of feeling like I’ve ruined my chance for a faithful happy Catholic marriage and that I am doomed because I took another man from his wife as well. I am sorrowful for everything and want a clean slate in the church.