Evidence for this, please?
Yes. Please see the book Judging Invalidity, bu Father Lawrence G. Wrenn. Fr. Lawrence G. Wrenn, a canonist with the Hartford, Connecticut, diocesan tribunal, is considered the leading expert today among diocesan tribunalists on how to apply the teachings of Vatican II to the annulment process. His books are published by the Canon Law Society of America. And the books, including this one, by Father Wrenn are used as textbooks in university canon law courses.
If you would go to:http://www.marysadvocates.org/wrennreasons.html
Scroll down a bit and you will see the following:
Reasons for annulment listed in Judging Invalidity ©2002, By Fr. Lawrence G. Wrenn
Working out a couple of hours a day in the gym.
Being described as arrogant and selfish with an "I don't need anyone else" attitude.
Saving one's salary in a personal account.
Seeming to be obsessed with one's body (personal appearance).
Ignoring one's parents on one occasion when they came for a visit.
Seeing the world as his apple. (Psychiatric expert's term)
Never being satisfied with a gift given by one's spouse.
Feeling chronically disenfranchised in one's (spousal) relationship.
Not achieving the desired companionship and intimacy one wants in marriage.
Suffering abandonment issues over a father who died.
Protecting herself by putting a hard shell around herself.
Suffering from low self-esteem, self-absorption, and a need for attention.
Lacking emphathy and fearing intimacy.
Comparing oneself to others and always finding them happier.
About a month before the wedding he drove his mother to a family reunion, leaving her all alone to make preparations for the wedding.
The psychiatric expert described the respondent as porcupinish. He didn't want people near him; surprises he liked even less. It was noted in the proceedings, however, that he was in love with another woman.
The petitioner's mother always resented her. The mother was unreasonably strict and hypercritical.
These are the most flimsy and ridiculous reasons imaginable for declaring a marriage never happened in the first place. It is truly incredible as to how Catholics can just go along with this total turnabout and reversal of the teaching of the Church as it was before Vatican II on the indissolubility of marriage.
Just take a look at the statistics for the USA annulments:
9 annulments per year in 1930. (USA)
61,419 annulmenst per year in 1989. (USA)