Episode 143: Is it Wrong to Separate From My Spouse? Q&A w/ Dr. Greg (A Relationship Series Wrap Up)
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This week, Dr. Greg wraps up our recent Relationship Series by diving deeper into the complex topics of divorce, separation, and annulment to answer listener questions like “What if separation from my spouse seems to be my only recourse?”
Discussed in the episode:
The difference between separation, divorce, and annulment;
Sacramental marriage as a path to holiness and sanctification;
Why staying faithful to one’s marriage vows does not always mean remaining in physical proximity to one’s spouse;
What does it mean when the Church grants an annulment?
Instances where separation from a spouse is the only way to serve the good of a marriage and the individuals involved;
How each person is only responsible for their own salvation and not held eternally accountable for the decisions of one’s spouse;
The need for discernment and support when making the decision to separate from a spouse;
The impact of divorce and separation on children;
How do I know if my spouse is sexually abusing me?
Why infidelity does not automatically equal grounds for an annulment;
Resources available for those dealing with the aftermath of divorce.
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Past Being Human episodes:
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