I very much appreciate all the feedback I've gotten here. I'm waiting for my tribunal rep to get back to set up an appointment with her. I have to say that it is really nice to know that others have struggled with this. I can say that I have felt God at work in the process; when I started, when I have stalled, and when it was time to start again. The journey has been amazing though, and the people that God has blessed me with to walk it are incredible. Thank you all.
Anne Marie my heart goes out to you! I so appreciate your honesty in sharing your difficulties with your personal process. I was married in my mid-20s for three years and my annulment was granted due to lack of form (he was non-baptized, we were married by a JP under a tree, young and foolish, etc.), so it was an easy process for me, but I've certainly had other areas in my life I did not want to face! I very much relate to the dragging of the feet... Your courage gives me courage, and I'll pray for you as you push through. We shall overcome, Jesus is always victorious and the Church is our merciful Mother.