Former Catholic: Advice for Women in Love with a Priest
The interaction – and even the relationship – gets stuck on the unadmitted fault Then you can get beyond the hassle and bad feelings of the unadmitted fault. The repetitive “solution” always pulls back and finds ways to defeat the fragile bond that creeps into relationships. These impulses, to the degree they're unadmitted, harbor acts of sabotage that help preserve the advice or prognostications. An admitted insurance company has been approved by a state's insurance department, whereas a non-admitted insurance company is not backed by the state.
On the other hand, if this person had admitted the fault, how would you have reacted? When someone admits fault always broadly defined, in my usage here to me, I feel safer, on more solid ground, more at ease, warmer toward them — and more willing to admit faults myself.The BEST relationship advice EVER - Jordan Peterson
Turn this around, and you can see the benefits in admitting faults to others. Then you can get beyond the hassle and bad feelings of the unadmitted fault, and move on to something more positive. For example, recently our adult son called me on a certain — ah — intense positionality I sometimes expressed when he was growing up.
When I said this, he felt better and I felt better. And then we could move on to good things — like more sushi! Start by reminding yourself how it is in your own best interests to admit fault and move on. We might think that admitting fault is weak or that it lets the other person off the hook for his or her faults. But actually, it takes a strong person to admit fault, and it puts us in a stronger position with others.
You get to give your partner in life the moon and the stars without becoming a doormat, and in the process of laying out the requirements for your third alternative, you learn so much about each other.
Plus, some guys are better-suited to household roles. Examine the reasons for seeing something from a person outside the relationship rather than your spouse. If the relationship is strong, the children will prosper. Putting the children first often leads to resentment in the relationship and entitled children. Linda Milesa psychotherapist. In the case of domestic violence, the most dangerous time is when a person leaves.
You should have a safety plan and use caution. The title simply indicates that loving someone who is married to an ideology will ultimately bring nothing but pain. It is a "death drive" in a literal and personal sense for myself, but universally it means the cycle of euphoria, guilt, chastisement, withdrawal from the situation, addiction to it, and back to euphoria. Each cycle becoming more intense and more destructive. The woman may hope that the priest is in a discernment period during these cycles—and he may well be.
Many priests have left the priesthood to become husbands and true fathers, men of faith and family. But, it is typically up to the woman to introduce the subject because the priest has too much to lose if he initiates the conversation and the woman rejects him.
He usually will not take that chance. In this day and age, most priests do not have the theology or confidence to leave and will choose the priesthood over marriage.
But it's the only choice that can eventually be made, and take it from one who has been there and done that, the woman is better off breaking contact as soon as possible once she has received his unequivocal "no" response.
Due to the extreme difficulty for both to part so suddenly, there is usually some lingering and false hope—for her, that he will see the light and reject celibacy, and for him, that she will continue to be his proxy girlfriend while he remains in his priestly vocation.
If a woman feels her vocation is marriage, then this would require him to forsake his vocation so that she can gain hers, or, she would have to give up her vocation for him to keep his. Hence, the added emphasis of "run" and "leave. Otherwise you're in for a world of pain, or rather, additional pain, since you're already emotionally damaged for the short term, and possibly for the long term.
Dealing with Rejection Next, comes acceptance. The woman will want to make excuses for him and will probably always love him. But never forget that "yes he did use you. And, intentionally or not, he did this by manipulating, lying, and robbing a woman of her self-worth, manipulating her into believing there was the possibility of a true relationship, and finally, lying—to her, to himself, and to anyone he talks to—by saying that she never meant a thing to him.
Catholicism feeds him this worldview. So he is not only manipulating the woman, lying to her and robbing her of her self worth—he is doing these very same things to himself.
Fear of his reputation, his job, his reliance on the Catholic church for his livelihood. He masks this with anger, lashes out at the woman frantically, proving his weakness under the shadows of celibacy by trying to exert a false power. Again, the woman must accept that this is the case, and go through the grieving process.
I mean, facing the truth, and eventually understanding why this is his initial reaction.
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Justification Later, the priest may apologize, and even believe that he is sorry. But what he is sorry for is his harsh reaction, not any of his other actions. Mark my words, the priest will justify the relationship in his mind no matter how far it went. I blamed, in this order: X, and 3 the Catholic Church. I could only control my own actions, so I blamed myself the most.
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Next I blamed Fr. X for his schoolboy mentality and the way he handled and justified everything between us. Forgiveness Damage has occurred that mere words of apology and forgiveness cannot undo.