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But besides these specific impediments, all four of the above requirements have to be met. Sometimes this happens in marriage — even valid marriages.If they are all met, then the marriage itself is valid. A Catholic annulment simply declares that to be the case. The Catholic Church does not say that a couple should always stay in a failed marriage.Catholic annulment means that a couple was never married in the sacramental sense.
It sounds like the Church is actively canceling, or nullifying, the marriage.
Nothing can break that bond, “as long as you both shall live.” Practically, this means that a separated or divorced person should live in a way that reflects the fact that they’re still married.
They shouldn’t marry, live with, or even date someone else. Someone who is divorced or separated should be celibate. If a marriage fails, we want things to get better for ourselves or our friends.
Note that it’s important to distinguish between what the couple intends when they marry, and deviations later in the marriage.
If a husband has an affair, that does not necessarily mean he didn’t intend fidelity when he got married.
…but also because we’ve promised to be a sign to the world of God’s fidelity to us.