I am a soldier in the U.S. Army and have become attached to a woman who is deeply Catholic. She is 22 years old, with two children, and about to finalize a divorce. I have not been a very religious person but my views have changed considerably since I met her. The Church has forgiven her for her divorce and she is taking classes to continue to receive Communion.
The help I am seeking is that she has told me that even though the Church has forgiven her and the divorce is about to be final, she doesn’t feel that she can carry on any type of relationship with anyone else because, no matter what, because she considers herself still married in God’s eyes. It is serious enough that she doesn’t even feel comfortable enough to hold my hand anymore.
I truly love her and willing to do anything and wait as long as I need to be with her. I have supported her in all respects of her religion. Is there some type of advice that you can give me so that we both can move past this and make a better life for the both of us and her children?