I tried to keep my boys involved in church activities, but I had five children from pre-born to 11 and now had half the number of weekends to do all parish, school, Scout, and other activities.
I began to have desires, desires mostly for comfort, companionship, and affection of another human being.Then there was the question of my receiving Communion and my confusion over dating and remarriage.I was told by many that I would meet someone new, and, while in some ways that was a comfort, in others it left me with greater guilt.My ex had filed for an annulment, but the process takes a very long time and those feelings began surfacing before the process was anywhere near complete. If I was married, but my husband was not, what did that mean? Was I committing adultery by wanting to have another relationship?How did my desires fit in with my receiving Communion? Divorced Catholics who wish to meet someone new must first undergo the annulment process.
I had meant my vows of for better or worse, in sickness and in health.