“No one gets married to get divorced,” Meggan says.
For 12 years she had been friends with the man who would become her husband. They loved each other and felt good about getting married. As the stresses of life wore on them over time, though, their marriage crumbled.
“Connecting god harder and harder. His goals got more and more different from mine. … I just didn’t get fed emotionally or spiritually. I just felt really lonely,” she describes.
During that time, her husband also became addicted to prescription drugs. As he worked hard to overcome the addiction, he suffered acute withdrawal and dysphoria. His depression inhibited him from connecting with Meggan, and she found solace in her relationships with family and friends.
Though any hope for their relationship seemed to be disappearing, Meggan was sure they would find a way to endure. As a divorce attorney mediator, she understood the difficulty of divorce.
“I was committed to him. I loved him, you know? I didn’t have a partner, though, and it was really hard,” she admits.
Suddenly, her husband decided to leave. Meggan was devastated. As she began to move forward with her life, she discovered an unexpected peace. She hadn’t been alone in her challenges, and in fact, she had learned from them.
“God has a plan, and it’s not always the blueprint that you think it should be. Just listen and ask and be open to different answers. It’s all God.”