Often times when I write emails I happen to come across names in my contact list that I remember as having contacted me in a desperate attempt to save their marriage. I’ll remember one or two phone calls or emails from them where I encouraged them the best I knew how to hold on to their marriage and referred them to multiple resources.
Many times that is the last I ever heard from them, but sometimes I see them on Facebook or out and about and find out that they got divorced or quit working on their marriage. I just find it sad when that happens, but especially sad if the shift from “desperation to done” appears to happen quickly.
On the other hand, I do read and hear many stories of reconciliation and I so wish that those who quit quickly would be inspired to hang on for the long haul.