I need all the help I can get, and I know your prayers, added to my own, will please God, and if it is His will, restore our marriage.
My wife had a very difficult childhood. She was verbally and physically abused, and found out in her teens that the parents she was raised by weren't even her real parents. Her real mother had abandoned her as an infant, and her mother was later committed for a period in a hospital for schizophrenia. No one knows where her real father is.
We've been together for 10 years, and married for 5. She has never been an emotional woman, but for her anger, which is never but the smallest slight away from exploding. For the last 2 years, she's become very depressed and has sought solace in the bottom of a bottle of wine every day. A beautiful woman who was but a size 4, now loathes her appearance as a size 14, but continues in her drink. This just adds to her depression, but does not bother me. As a former alcoholic myself, cured by the Blessed Virgin Mary herself over 15 years ago, I see all the signs. She's now an alcoholic. And she's revisiting the verbal abuse she received as a child on all of us...3 children, 2, 4, and her son of 15. I can do NOTHING right -- every action is belittled and berated as being insufficient. No choice is the right choice. And she has physically assaulted me in one of her moments of rage. Of course as a man, I cannot strike back, but the bruises she inflicted were quite real.
I say all this as background. I love this woman deeply, and want nothing more for her than her happiness and recovery. But I also know that I had to hit bottom before I begged God to come into my life and restore my health. With Him, all things are possible, and I know she needn't go through the same misery that I did.
She has spoke openly of divorce and leaving, but as I've been unemployed over a year, no one has any money to leave...a blessing in disguise. I do not want a divorce. I love her and in spite of all this, I am happy...we're blessed in so many other ways she doesn't see, not the least of which are our two beautiful children.
But I am now afraid only divine intervention can save us, as it once saved me. I'm living proof of the power of prayer, and the reality of miracles. So I ask all those blessed souls here who read this story, to please say a prayer or prayers for this marriage. It can be saved, it can be made holy, and she can be healed...we can be healed.
Thank you so much!!!!!!