Saturday, March 25, 2017

Amoris Laetitia - Par. 237

237.  It is becoming more and more common to think that, when one or both partners no longer feel fulfilled, or things have not turned out the way they wanted, sufficient reason exists to end the marriage.  Were this the case, no marriage would last.  At times, all it takes to decide that everything is over in a single instance of dissatisfaction, the absence of the other when he or she was most needed, wounded pride, or a vague fear.  Inevitably, situations will arise involving human weakness and these can prove emotionally overwhelming.  On spouse may not feel fully appreciated, or may be attracted to another person.  Jealousy and tensions may emerge, or new interests that consume the other's time and attention.  Physical changes naturally occur in everyone.  These, and so many other things, rather than threatening love, are so many occasions for reviving and renewing it.


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