Life is funny. Not ha-ha funny, but unpredictable funny. Life will make you laugh at the outcome of some of the plans we make. We often laugh to keep from crying or maybe we laugh hysterically out of disbelief of how life has served us.
"When love is no longer being served, it's time to get up from the table." Source unknown
When I was a young girl sitting at the dinner table with my family, my two sisters and I had to ask to be dismissed from the table when we finished eating. "May I be excused?" I remember asking like it was yesterday. My father would look at my plate, look at me, and then politely excuse me.
In regards to my marriage, I didn't ask to be excused. My Heavenly Father knew my heart. He knew I wanted my marriage to last until death; however, love was no longer being served. God gave me permission - He released me. God knows the heart of his children and He knows our wants and needs before we ask.
Religion told me to stay in my marriage as an unhappy woman. Religion told me to continue forgiving. Religion told me my husband needed my help. Religion told me it was wrong to divorce.
Hmmm...I'm not so sure about the accuracy of religion and marriage because the God I serve and intimately commune with told me to forgive my husband and get the hell out of my marriage. The only help my spouse needed was a divine touch from God; I could no longer help him as his helpmeet. Sometimes we have to learn how to get out of God's way. I learned.