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« Reply #19: October 24, 2007, 11:55:33 pm »

I can understand that attitude, and to a certain extent I agree. However there are a wide variety of extremely subtle and devastating forms of emotional and psychic abuse that go well beyond spoiled rich girls not getting their shopping needs met. It is often very difficult to find people who even know what you are talking about in these situations, let alone believe you or support your leaving.

There are also lots of extremely compelling reasons *not to leave relationships that have gone south, at least not immediately; financial dependence, business partnerships, property, what the kids need, etc. It is seldom, ime, a problem with a simple solution. I think if I had had a clearer idea of what my faith *is, at the time I married, a lot of my marital difficulties would never have happened in the first place. So maybe just having a really solid notion of what you and your intended have faith in is a really good idea. Marriage is a complex and difficult contract to negotiate. It is not for wimps, that is for sure, whether or not is against one's religion to break up.

I completely agree.  No one can understand what you are going through unless they are in your shoes.  They can't see what goes on "behind the scenes".  My friends and family only saw my husband as a friendly wonderful guy as sweet as pie.  They, of course, didn't live with him (I know the end of my marriage wasn't all his fault, I had some blame as well Smiley  ). 

Marriage is nothing but a legal contract between two people to promise to love each other until you die (a promise impossible for everyone to make).  Since I realize this, and I do take oaths seriously, it's something I won't enter into again in this lifetime.  I wish anyone well that can hold a marriage together till death.  I think it's an amazing feat.  Mine only made it for 23 years.
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