I understand the idea of marriage being sacred. But when abuse is an obvious issue, that endangers children and other spouse, why the delays in annulment? Especially since marriage is the one Sacrament that partners confer on each other.
It seems to me that an abusive or cheating partner is the one making the marriage invalid and violating the sacrament to the degree that the marriage is not viable. Why should innocent children and partners suffer through “saving” a marriage that is so violated?