At these times of difficulty, married couples benefit tremendously from the support of their Church family, friends, and relatives.
Below are common difficulties faced by married couples, listed alphabetically, with links to pages on the website or other USCCB resources.
The woman goes through self-esteem issues and starts to wonder why she is settling for less than what she deserves.
If the man is not a total ass, he will feel the guilt every time he looks in his wife’s eyes, and he will try to ease the guilt by taking her out on a date, or suggesting a family vacation, etc.
Sure there are a few people who actually leave their wives when they have met their “soul mate”. Although he gets to the point where he is saying he loves the side chick, he is usually more in love with his kids.