email to Leslie 11/27/07:
Dear Ms. Householder,
I’m sorry to trouble you with my troubles, but I’m looking for a miracle, and don’t know who else to ask. I read the Jack Rabbit Factor, and two quotes are haunting me:“There is no obstacle so great that there is not also a way prepared for me to succeed.”“The fact of the matter is that using our minds to try to force things or people to do stuff is in violation of basic universal law.”
I believe both of those statements. But together, they put me in a bind.
You see, I’m in the midst of divorce. My wife started proceedings over a year ago. For that entire time, I’ve tried everything I could think of to save our marriage, to no avail. She intends to take our two children, and move [out of state, to] where her mother and siblings live. Our children are devastated. [My wife] won’t even discuss reconciliation, in fact, she won’t even tell me what this is about. Every time I’ve asked, the answer is different, with various petty complaints (I spend too much time at the office, I didn’t mow the lawn nine years ago, lots of others). Mostly, she just says she’s unhappy, and wants to “move on.”
The divorce will probably be final within the next week. I very much want to bring us back together, but I don’t know where to turn. I’ve prayed more times than I can count. I’ve tried every “stop divorce” or marriage saving system on the internet. Nothing has helped.
So I’m here now. Do you have any suggestions for me?
In any case, thanks for your time, and for your beautiful book.
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