I have posted here occasionally about issues with my family of origin (an alcoholic family and all that comes along with it) and my husband’s questionable fidelity. It has been almost 5 years since I started figuring out some of the lies he’s told regarding other women. I have done everything in my power to do my share in healing this marriage and forgiving, and very little has changed. His questionable behavior with young, singl women is starting up again (I don’t think it entirely ever quit). Three priests over the years have told me I would be justified in leaving, the last being the priest who married us and said, “This is NOT a marriage.”
I have taken the first steps toward divorce. I didn’t want to do this. I don’t want to hurt our children. I am scared of the future on my own. Given my family’s alcoholic issues, I don’t plan on going to them for any support. I’m terrified of the paperwork and time and expense of divorce.
Yet I feel at peace about the decision. I know I have truly done all I can do.
Please pray for me through the next year or two. Please pray for my children.