Gayle: I always appreciate being able to help others, because divorce is one of the most painful experiences. I have now been divorced for 8 years. God hates divorce, and I understand why.
I was married for 35 years. My husband was a minister/motivational speaker. He had an affair with a 20 year old in our church.
I was forced to deal with some hard questions in my life. I was codependent. I was full of fear. The sign of a codependent family is when they can’t discuss issues. That’s how our family was, so many unmet needs.
A friend told me, “God gave me a word picture for your life. It’s like you were holding a gunny sack with a cat inside. The cat was jumping around trying to get out and you were holding it altogether, being tossed to and fro by the bag. Then one day the cat got out, and it was all over. The cat was your husband.”
My son said, “Mom, you’ve got to do something. Dad is killing you!”
We did a family intervention, but my husband didn’t receive it. He just walked out the door.
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