Loveless Vows: A Journey of Courage and Doubts (Part 2)

July 19, 2023by Liz Uimbia5

As Jackie continued her quest to salvage her loveless marriage, she poured her heart and soul into finding solutions. Determined to mend the broken pieces, she delved into books and resources, yearning to reignite the passion that had once burned between her and Alex. She wanted to rekindle the flame of love, especially in their intimate moments.

Jackie’s desire to improve their sex life led her to explore books like the Kamasutra, hoping to learn new ways to connect with her husband. But her attempts were met with resistance from Alex, who held strong Christian beliefs that clashed with such material. Despite her efforts, she couldn’t bridge the gap between their perspectives, leaving her feeling trapped and unfulfilled.

Amidst her struggles, a newfound passion ignited within Jackie. Writing became an outlet for her emotions, and she began sharing her thoughts and experiences online. As she discovered her voice through her writing, she envisioned herself helping other couples facing similar challenges in their relationships.

However, the irony was not lost on her. How could she offer guidance to others when her own marriage was in turmoil? Jackie felt unworthy of providing advice to anyone else while she yearned to break free from her own cage of unhappiness.

Unknown to her, the pain in her heart seeped into all aspects of her life, affecting her work and emotional well-being. Depression loomed over her, casting a dark shadow on her passion and drive. Jackie’s work became a burden, and the joy she once found in it had waned.

Each day was a struggle, leaving her with an overwhelming feeling that something was missing from her life. Though she longed to fix the brokenness in her marriage, she couldn’t pinpoint exactly what needed fixing. The emptiness within her seemed insurmountable.

As she reflected on her journey, Jackie realized that staying in her current work environment would not help her heal. Her contract came to an end, and despite the uncertainty that lay ahead, she made the decision not to request an extension. It was time to return home and confront the mess she felt she was in.

Leaving her job without a solid plan was a leap of faith, but Jackie knew that she needed to prioritize her well-being and that of her three beloved boys. She grappled with the fear of financial instability, knowing that Alex wouldn’t provide for them, but she couldn’t let fear dictate her life any longer.

To be continued…

As Jackie embarked on the next chapter of her journey, she would confront her deepest fears and confront the truth about her marriage. The road ahead was uncertain, but she was determined to find her happiness and create a life filled with love and fulfilment. Will she find the strength to break free from the cage of her loveless marriage? What new challenges and opportunities await her? Only time would tell. (To be continued…)


  • Richard

    July 19, 2023 at 10:03 am

    Jackie’s expression of deep internal turmoil balanced with an external facade of contentment is painful to read about, yet very relatable.


  • Richard

    July 19, 2023 at 10:10 am

    I look forward to learning how Jackie’s story pans out.


  • Alice Richu

    July 19, 2023 at 11:03 am

    Wow looking forward to Part 3


  • Alice Richu

    July 19, 2023 at 11:05 am

    WOW.Looking forward to Part 3


  • Njeri

    July 20, 2023 at 4:18 am

    This is deep… very raw… very real… cannot wait for part 3


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