Every marriage has its ups and downs. It can be challenging to compromise with your partner continuously, but when you're in a relationship with a ghost, it appears that it's extra tough to meet in the middle.
This woman fell madly in love with the soul of a dead pirate but soon realized their marriage was a threat to her survival. This is their story.
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The Pirate That Stole Her Heart
In 2016, Amanda Teague made headlines for marrying a 300-year-old ghost from the 1700s. After losing her son in 2010, Amanda began her spiritual journey to rekindle her connection with her deceased child's soul. But, five years later, the spirit of pirate Jack Sparrow stole her heart.
The woman explains this marriage as "intimate" instead of "physical." The foundation of their love was based on energy instead of attraction. She loved her husband despite dealing with criticism and doubt from others. But, shortly after their lovey-dovey honeymoon stage faded, the relationship began to go downhill.
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Predicting A Possession
Within two weeks of this shocking marriage, Amanda began to feel weary about her new lover. When she began to experience the medical conditions of perianal abscesses and cirrhosis out of the blue, she knew bad health was a red flag that could indicate a possession.
Amanda made the decision to be open and honest about her concerns with the people in her life. She spoke to those who have claimed to be in contact with the spirit of her husband prior to their relationship, but "was assured that he was a lovely spirit who wouldn't harm me."
A Coincidental Death
Amanda's declining health wasn't the only sign that suggested evilness in the heart of this relationship. It's a common myth that animals and babies can sense the intentions of a ghost stronger than the average adult, and this woman's "pooch" definitely did.
She noticed that her dog was very aggressive towards her husband, and refused to go near him. When the dog experienced a quick and sudden death, she knew that it was no coincidence.
As the marriage between Amanda and Jack continued, the bride began to experience some serious bad luck and misfortune from the universe. She described her husband as an "energy vampire," using his wife as fuel, eventually sending her to the hospital in 2018 in a fatal condition.
She had to undergo life-threatening surgeries: "When spirits stay around too long, they need an energy source, and unfortunately, Jack was using me as an energy source." She quickly noticed that a spirit who cannot accept its own death would try to steal the fate of a generous, living soul.
A Life Changing Decision
In an attempt to understand how her husband was affecting her energy, she put a physical intimacy ban on the relationship. She noticed that when they stopped being sexually engaged, her health improved instantly. But, when she continued to be physical with her husband, there was evidence that it was draining the life out of her. Their intimacy was not physically engaged but "energetically.”
Eventually, she got the courage to announce that she wanted a divorce. Captain Jack Sparrow threatened to kill her if she left, "But I knew in my heart that if I didn't get rid of him, my health was getting so bad, that I was probably going to die anyway."
Light Is More Powerful Than Darkness
After experiencing the nasty and aggressive side of her once sweet and loving ghost husband, Amanda realized the extent of the abuse. She knew that to completely get rid of the attachment of a soul, she would have to accept that an exorcism must take place.
Even though Amanda faced a great deal of trauma and pain from trusting in the spirit of a higher power, she still has faith in the protection her spirit guides and the universe. She continues to believe that love is stronger than fear, and light is more powerful than darkness.
Everything Happens For A Reason
Amanda does admit to regretting her decision to marry a spirit. Through her short commitment to Jack, she faced a series of frightening hardships, but she continues to see her life as an example that everything happens for a reason. "It's given me a lot of lessons, it’s given me a lot of opportunities that I wouldn’t have had."
The woman who was once open to creating connections with spirits from a higher realm has now guarded herself. But, she claims to very happy and proud of herself for her perseverance in turning her life back around.
Believe it or not, it's become an increasingly popular phenomenon for people around the globe to marry ghosts. Whether you're in an emotional or physical relationship with a spirit or a human, Amanda's story is a comforting reminder that if your partner is negatively affecting you: always choose yourself.
In any relationship, always look at how you feel and ask yourself: does this person make you love yourself more? Do you want to grow old with them?
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