When to Give up?
After years of other women being in our marriage in some form, how do you know when enough is enough? I've never believed in divorce, but I can't allow my children to see me be a doormat, either. I'm really torn right now, as to what is the "right" thing to do. He's always better for awhile, but he's more different now than he's ever been. I thought we had the same values when we married, but not now. I've seen other couples divorce right after an affair and I always thought they didn't give it a chance to work. Maybe they have the right idea. Walk out and don't deal with how much his actions hurt. The hurt seems to get bigger the more I try to get past it. How do you know when to let go?
It sounds as though it is far past the time for you to let go. I can pretty much assure you that he is not going to change.
Deciding to leave a marriage is very difficult. When my second wife and I split up (I had been widowed before I met her), I felt very sad, as I had sworn and oath before God, and did not feel right about breaking it. However, the marriage was so stressful for both of us that is was better to split. I really couldn't imagine a God who would not forgive two people for making a mistake in the first place, and living in continual emotional pain.
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