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Why don't more Divorced Catholics seek annulments?

May 4th 2009

  • Unsure how to start - 38.4%
  • Embarrasement - 11.6%
  • Loss of faith - 17.3%
  • Scared - 6.3%
  • Anger - 4.0%
  • Feel it diminishes their children - 22.3%

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May 14th, 2013 - Patricia-497944 said:

I'm just overwhelmed by the paperwork. I want to complete this process, but end up feeling very blue just thinking about it. I took my marriage seriously, and didn't want a divorce. Unfortunately, if one person wants out, then it's over. It's on the to do list, but it's not at the top.

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April 23rd, 2013 - Jacques-961161 said:

Because they don't know. I have been divorced for almost three years and I had no clue there was such thing as an annulment. I spoke with the priest of my church only last Sunday, after reading about annulment on this site. He suggested that I live like him and I said absolutely not and quoted 1 Cor 7:8-9 and then Genesis 2:18. Then he explained that it is a long process.

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April 14th, 2013 - Meg-920823 said:

I think at first it is thinking there won't be another, so why apply? Then it might be fear of the pain and overwhelmed at the process and scared of the determination.

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Poll Demographics

Unsure how to start (171 votes)
Overall Response
40.6%
Men
40.6%
Women
40.7%
18-25 yr olds
0%
26-35 yr olds
36.6%
36-50 yr olds
40.7%
51+ yr olds
42.1%
Embarrasement (38 votes)
Overall Response
9.0%
Men
11.5%
Women
6.4%
18-25 yr olds
0%
26-35 yr olds
11.3%
36-50 yr olds
9.9%
51+ yr olds
7.3%
Loss of faith (73 votes)
Overall Response
17.3%
Men
23.0%
Women
11.3%
18-25 yr olds
0%
26-35 yr olds
22.5%
36-50 yr olds
19.2%
51+ yr olds
13.5%
Scared (36 votes)
Overall Response
8.6%
Men
6.5%
Women
10.8%
18-25 yr olds
0%
26-35 yr olds
14.1%
36-50 yr olds
7.6%
51+ yr olds
7.3%
Anger (22 votes)
Overall Response
5.2%
Men
4.6%
Women
5.9%
18-25 yr olds
0%
26-35 yr olds
1.4%
36-50 yr olds
4.7%
51+ yr olds
7.3%
Feel it diminishes their children (81 votes)
Overall Response
19.2%
Men
13.8%
Women
25.0%
18-25 yr olds
0%
26-35 yr olds
14.1%
36-50 yr olds
18.0%
51+ yr olds
22.5%