Hi everyone, I am asking for prayers for my MIL’s marriage. She is much older than her husband, her second husband and not a marriage blessed by God, but nonetheless her second husband. She never got an annulment from her first husband and my husband’s dad. She is not Catholic and is very anti-Catholic. Anyway, she recently told me the her marriage is in trouble because of their recently adoption of her granddaughter who has Cerebral palsy. The truth came out tonight. She came out and said she believes her husband who is much younger than her by 20 years, is spending too much time with the neighbor who is now getting a divorce. Apparently, this neighbor talks a lot to her husband about her marital problems and he comforts her. My MIL must be jealous and rightly so from I have seen too. Her husband and this woman are the same age and have a lot in common. I don’t know why she is getting a divorce, but my MIL can’t wait for her to move out since her house is going to be foreclosed on. My MIL also expressed how she never gets to see her dh anymore. She works days and he works nights. He can move to days, according to her, but he refuses to do that and says he likes nights better. She is upset with him for not doing this to improve their marriage. She doesn’t think it is good for their marriage to never see one another. She also said she doesn’t know what he does there at the house during the day after he sleeps of course.
Anyway, she has always said she had a perfect marriage. I don’t know how long they have been married for my dh doesn’t acknowledge their marriage and tells her and his father that in the eyes of God they are still married. They were married in the Catholic Church. She qualifies for an annulment, but hates the Church now.
Please can you pray for my MIL. She sounded so depressed tonight it broke my heart. She has never complained about her marriage to me since I have met her son, my dh. The opposite is true and that she always said her marriage was the best in the word. I know that her husband is also beginning to see the age difference as a problem all of a sudden. He is now making jokes of his, my MIL’s, age. This has never happen either since I have known them.
So they have the stress of never seeing each other and the stress of a daughter now who is very sickly. She has more than just cerebral palsy. She is only 7 years old. Please pray that they can work things out and get their marriage blessed and for strength with their new daughter.