American pastor and former prisoner in Iran Saeed Abedini returned to his family in Boise, Idaho, on Tuesday only to be greeted by the news that his wife Naghmeh Panahi had filed court documents to legally separate from him, citing spousal abuse as the reason for their broken marriage, reports said. The domestic relations case, Naghmeh Panahi vs. Saeed Abedini, was filed Tuesday in an Idaho court with Judge Jill Jurries, according to CBN News.

Writing on her Facebook page on Wednesday, Naghmeh said she still loves her husband, “but as some might understand, there are times when love must stop enabling something that has become a growing cancer.” She also said that she had longed for reconciliation and “wanted nothing more than to run to him and welcome him home.” However, she said “things did not work out that way.” Nevertheless, she indicated that she is not closing the door for a future reconciliation, saying that her family is actually working on that. FULL REPORT