That's an interesting point you made. I'm Catholic and was married in the Church, and that's a big reason I stayed with my mentally/verbally abusive husband for so long. Divorce was not an option for me. Then one day I went to talk to my priest, and he told me this: "First, God didn't intend for you to spend the rest of your life in misery. Second, your husband already broke his vows to you, so in this case, divorce is forgivable." As it turns out, my ex-dh was diagnosed with a terminal disease in his early 50s, and I would have been his caregiver if I'd stayed. I can only imagine what a hell it would have been.