(quote) Rhonda-45054 said: Unfortunately, some women feel compelled to stay in a marriage for the sake of the children, even if it is an abusive relationship because they, feel they would have no support if they left. It takes a strong person to do this as it takes this same strong person to leave. Many people also believe in their marriage vows of "till death do us part."
I agree with your above comments.
I still think it is crazy for some annulled marriages when it means that their marriage wasn't valid to begin with.
People change in marriages; that doesn't mean that their marriage wasn't valid to begin with. A man or woman can become an alcoholic, become abusive, become a sex addict, become bisexual or other things that would hurt a marriage. When Catholics divorce, they are still accepted into the church and can live a single chaste lifestyle.
There should be provisions for the divorced to get remarried in the church. Jesus said that Moses allowed divorce because of stubbornness; I think that is what is being allowed today in the Catholic church as well as Protestant churches. The idea that the marriage wasn't valid isn't always true and I think that most Catholics don't believe it is true for a lot of marriages that have been annulled.