This room is for supportive and informative discussion about divorce and/or the annulment process. All posters must have been previously divorced or annulled.
Saint Eugene De Mazenod is patron of dysfunctional families & Saint Fabiola obtained a divorce from her first husband prior to devoting her life to charitable works.
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May God be with all of you in this difficult part of divorce, and I pray to the Blessed Mother to watch over the children and protect them and keep them safe . I lived through this as a child and my divorce . Please spend your free time for You... and your too kind saying woman should of said (homewrecker)
St. Joseph -- Patron Saint of Fathers -- please pray for broken families, for our children, and for fathers.
St. Anne, please pray for mothers - especially for those in situations like this -- that we may have wisdom in guiding our children; for abundant forgiveness and mercy in dealing with their fathers; for peace in our hearts that God is in control.
I'm going though a similar thing with my children, only it's girlfriend after girlfriend being introduced (they don't last very long - there have been 6 since the divorce was finalized last June, that I know of). They are beginning to become desensitized to dad's misbehavior and seem to be apathetic toward anyone who comes into the house. It's the only way they can cope - to pray for dad and detach from his antics. But the effect won't be lost on them and their future relationships. Kyrie eleison.
Praying for you and yours. All things are passing.
The headline says it all. I need prayers, please.
My heart breaks for you and your children. Our world is SO messed up and the kids are just dragged along with all the destruction as if they don't matter. But they are our future! Please first, count on my prayers along with all the others that have responded to your email. Second, don't become too discouraged (easier said than done, I know) because your children have you as their mother which is an incredible grace for them. You are a faith-filled woman who can lead your children in the right direction and teach them how to moral and loving as they grow up, despite what they will encounter with their father.
If I may offer some advice, I would simply suggest getting in the habit of never saying anything negative about their father infront of them (you may already do this) and never have an argument or confrontation infront of them, either. It doesn't mean you can't have honest conversations with them about what's going on, but the less emotion you inject and the more "pray for your Dad" statements you can bring to the conversations will be a HUGE help to them, especially as they mature and form their own opinions about what happened with Mom and Dad and what is right and wrong about the situation.
Single parents are my heroes. I see the terrible pain and struggles they go through, most of the time with no one noticing or helping. You are on the path to sainthood and you will be rewarded for taking the high road.
Don't despair, Anne! That which does not kill us makes us stronger. And it will make your children stronger, too.
Sincerely - Lisa