Three and a half years ago my marriage was on the brink of being over. Casey and I both knew that our problems had probably progressed past the point of no return. A few hours after Casey pulled me aside on that terrible Sunday to tell me that she was leaving for good, I believed my marriage was over and that the right decision was to say goodbye and go our separate ways.
It wasn’t a belief that I formed out of convenience. Divorcing the woman I loved wasn’t something I considered to be convenient or easy. It was a gut wrenching thought that left me shocked and stunned, and I only considered it once I realized it was probably my last possible option.
That moment on that Sunday is now one of the most significant moments of my marriage. Everything came down to that moment. Would we continue to live together in Indiana? Would we go through with the closing on our house the following week? Would Addie live with me or would she head to Utah with Casey? Would I stay in Indiana or retreat back to Utah and start over? Would we have another child as we had planned? All of those answers hinged on that one moment.
Obviously, our marriage wasn’t over because here we are happier than we have ever been before. I made my decision to make our marriage work after a lot of thought and prayer and, Casey did the same. Here are the main reasons why I decided to give my marriage another chance:
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