I’m not going to tell you, “Don’t worry, everything will be OK and fall into place again.” This healing journey depends on you, if you acknowledge your need for it and take the steps to begin.
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Settling in your romantic relationships is really not God's will for your life; it's the devil’s. Why is that? Because after a year has passed and the wedding pictures are all framed in your new home, the doubts will start to creep up in your sleep and you will be taunted by the reminder that you settled. Your heart wasn't fully in it and so by then your heart would be on its way out. The depression, and possibly the divorce, would soon follow.
While to anyone on the outside looking in, this may sound bizarre, but the problem is that codependency often masks itself as compassion. I always thought I was doing what any good Christian, daughter, sister or friend would do. I was looking out for those I loved the most, what was so wrong with that?
Platonic relationships between men and women are definitely possible! Yet, because same-sex friendships are not exactly the same as friendships with someone of the opposite sex, this requires some prudence on behalf of both parties.
You would think that if you found a good solid Catholic man then that's it, look no more because he must be it, right? Not always.