I filed for divorce back in April (2010) and as of today my husband still has not signed the divorce papers. Meanwhile, he has already started going on dates, yet he knows that I will not date or begin to move on with my life until the divorce is final and I have completed the annulment process through the church.
I have felt very strongly that I am supposed to be patient and wait for him to sign the papers rather than threaten further legal action or report his actions to his military command (he could get in major trouble for dragging his feet…)
But I am starting to lose heart and now I just feel like I’m being taken advantage of. If God has told me to be patient, does that mean that I should just sit and wait for HIM to get my husband to sign the papers? Am I showing a lack of faith in God if I pursue legal action to finalize my divorce?
More than anything I do not want my husband to participate in the annulment process because I know if he chooses to, it will drag it out infinitely (he absolutely will not be in any hurry to get paperwork turned in). My thought is that if I am patient now with waiting on the divorce papers, then perhaps during this time he will find someone new and not care about the annulment, and I will be able to move on with my life?
Not sure. I guess maybe I’m just thinking out loud here…
It’s just so frustrating when I feel like I’m being taken advantage of