ajcoley1: dulcissima has some good suggestions for witnesses. You could also look at co-workers (or former co-workers) and supervisors. They may not have knowledge of your personal situation, but may provide ‘character’ witness as your job performance was or wasn’t affected by the issues.
I too had a very difficult time naming witnesses. I used both of my parents, my sister, sister-in-law, and a very close friend from college (who knew me before my ex and I were together). This provided a bit of support for someone not related to me, who knew what I wanted out of a relationship and how I was misled by what I was being told and what happened.
evicort, I feel for your pain and efforts. I moved last Sept to a new state, and consulted with a local priest on my 2-year case with the former diocese. At the end of December, I proceeded with closing the case in the former diocese and opened a case (continuation) in my current diocese. Needless to say, it’s hard to start over, but already the first step took only 2 months instead of the 6-8 at the former diocese.
My current priest is a great support and encouragement, much more interested in seeing my case progress (where as my former parish priest claimed that he didn’t know or understand anything the Tribunal was doing).
My prayers to all of us young and struggling to close out a painful part of our lives. My rosary tonight will be to all of us, that we can find the support we need to complete the journey.