A marriage preserved and strengthened

"For years I had been pretending that everything was all right, when in fact I was hurting all the time." These words spoken by a woman concerning her divorce could have been my own.

Several years ago my husband accepted a new sales position that seemed to be a very progressive step. As the weeks went by, however, the job began to require more and more of his time. Finally it seemed to become all-important and all-consuming to him. He had very little time or energy left for me and our young family.

As the situation continued, and one by one our common interests were left behind, I began to feel a growing separation from him that was increasingly difficult to bridge. Eventually I felt that there was nothing left to hold our marriage together. Thoughts of divorce came frequently. When I talked to my husband about the situation, he was not responsive. He was so filled with work concerns that he had no room left for our problems. I was very hurt, frustrated, and resentful.

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