I have been a lurker for some time and truly enjoy reading the insight some of you give, and i am hoping you can give me a little now.
My best friend since we were 6 years old is in a lot of pain right now. He married a girl he dated in college, and i was friends with both of them before they even started dating. They got married a couple years out of college and after 5 years of being married, she says she wants to separate.
Now, unfortunately, this is not a new occurrence in our society, but it seems very strange. the reason she gave is that she believe she talked with God, which is entirely possible, but she believes she is called to start a spiritual journey and help third world children.
She does not want to go to counseling, she is not interested in talking with her friends, she is making this decision on her own and feels she is entirely right. I have not had a chance to talk to her, as i am not sure what i would say anyhow. I listened to my best friend for over an hour on the phone last night and he was obviously confused and upset. This happened about 10 days ago, so he has had time to think about it.
I am at a loss, i do not know what i can do to help if anything other than pray.
I don’t get how someone can say they want to start a spiritual journey with a divorce… something is not adding up here, and i am just not seeing it.
He is more than willing to go to counseling, in fact he is talking weekly to his pastor(they are lutheran) and is going to start clinical counseling in hopes that she will join him soon.
Any thoughts on the matter would be appreciated, and prayers are always welcome.
Thanks for reading