I have been looking and looking for advice for my situation but it seems to stop short of what comes next.
About two months ago, i figured out that I am an adulteress by being married to someone who was married once before. He had promised to get an annulment years ago and I just by faith figured he would. It never really dawned on me that I was a sinner. I am slow I guess. This year, i came to realize I really needed reconciliation and through the crooked path God made it straight for me.
Since then I have visited a priest and deacon and realized we needed to live as brother and sister. It has made things miserable around here. He sees it as a splitting of hairs as he is not Catholic. I can no longer live in sin. He is depressed and the kids think I am not working on our marriage. As we are avoiding one another…I just don’t know how to act.
I realize here it would only be suggestions but often good ones, sometimes aweful, but I figured I would see. The brother and sister thing has been coming for a long time. I reverted 9+ years ago and knew immediately that something had to be changed in our intimacy, the entire catholic outlook is different than protestant. LIke the perspective is inside out.
Anyway…anyone have suggestion. Our children and MIL only know there are problems. I don’t think it is something they could understand…eventhough the adultery thing is straight from the bible.
Thank you in advance