[quote="Fide_Roma, post:1, topic:228046"]
If one person married another against their better judgement, and from interior compulsion (The fear of saying "no, I don't want to marry you.") and no exterior compulsion, is the act considered "free"?
If I was told "I never wanted to marry you, I only did so because my self-esteem was low and I felt I had no choice, and I didn't want to cause a scene", would that be a valid marriage? Or would there be a defect of intent, or a psychological defect?
or "From the day I stood in front of the altar I knew I was making a mistake, I just did it because it was expected. I regret it every day."
Is this grounds for an annulment?
How would you prove that in an annulment tribunal?
If this is anything like a serious question - you need to contact a priest or someone versed in this area and talk it over. No one here is qualified to answer the question.
Assuming you are strictly speaking hypothetically here, I will give a strictly hypothetical answer....
There is a slim chance that this might be seen as a legitimate defect but as you say it would be difficult to prove....In such a case, much would depend on the witness testimony. Did you tell this to someone else before the marraige?
The more important thing would be the reasons behind the "interior compulsion". In your first example of "low self esteem" one might make a case for not being mature enough to enter into a valid marriage. The actual ages of the those involved at the time of the wedding may factor into this as well as how long they had known each other and/or been engaged etc. The second example is far more problematic since many people have what amounts to "cold feet" on their wedding day....
All of the above is, of course, just my personal opinion based on what I learned during my own annulment process which had certain similarities to the above, but also had differences.