I have a situation I didn't see coming. I am a devout Catholic, but a sinner nonetheless.
A couple of years ago, I met a coworker and befriended her. She is married, so I kept my distance and respected that bond immensely. We became friends because I had found out that she had bought the same kind of car as me, and we enjoyed talking about it.
Fast forward to today. I started having heavier feelings for her recently, and started to try to keep more distance, but I still thought we could be friends. I took the situation to the confessional and told the priest I wasn't sure if I had sinned, but that I had started having feelings for a married friend. He unfortunately didn't offer any counsel.
Her husband lost his job about a year ago, and had to move far away from her to find work. I have since learned that their marriage has been failing for years, and that she finally decided to end it, but has not done so officially (legally).
I spent time with her, but always with other people around. Since then, she has opened up about her feelings for me, and I have successfully, with the grace of God, been able to resist the temptations of that situation. But, I told her about my feelings for her because I felt like I was hiding something I shouldn't.
She has little-to-no faith in God, and doesn't seem to have anyone to talk to about such things. I feel like if I end this friendship I am passing up a great chance to witness to her. The unfortunate thing is that I do have feelings for her, and I don't want them clouding the situation. I've asked her to fight for her marriage, but if it truly is over, I don't want to throw away something special. I've myself been through an annulment, and I didn't date or court during that time. I've explained that I want to be her friend but I have to respect the marriage bond and we can't be any more than friends at this time. Has anyone encountered anything like this? Its a difficult situation, but one I don't want to run away from, and can't really run away from. I'm trying to follow God's Will, but this is way more confusing than any situation I've ever found myself in. If you have nothing to contribute, I beg for your prayers.