I can second this, as a lifelong utahn this is why I simply have a "no mormons" policy for dating. YOu ladies out there My soon to be fiance is a doctor, he'll be ending his internship in and maybe will do his postgraduate abroad. I'm so happy I've found your blog. As Joanna said, marriage takes some work no matter what, but being married to your best friend, and listening to the spirit brings great blessings. Among Mormons, 25 is practically an old maid. What a miserable state. That will most likely be the deal breaker for her. Patriarchal leadership is something that most women in the world valued until recently, but it is still a chief value with Mormons.
I think a lot of what you say here really rings true, especially the part about the Date Night. I trust him and I highly doubt he's getting "it" from someone else. Yes, those of us in the hospital work longer and harder days than most people with 9 to 5s, but we still have off days. Usually, when Mormon girls marry non-Mormon men, these women forsake their religion and revert to ordinary American woman. Your comments make my day.
Am I resentful - yes!!. You can't provide that for her so your marriage will be defective from the outset. He is truly my best friend, my life partner but I can't help, at times, feel extremely lonely and depressed. Again, though the evolving times may have brought about a relaxation in this rule, it is still followed by many youngsters. March 18, Run for the hills. We started dating again 5 years later and have been in a very serious relationship for the last 1.
We are best friends, and you will always have time for your best friend. Tough to say what will impact your girl most - but there's your best LDS. And it was the most miserable and lousy choice I ever made. If he's too tired from work to go to a party that we both wanted to go to, then I'm cool with staying in since I just enjoy his company and am happy to finally be seeing him. And to be fair, he always does contact me to see each other eventually So while some of his behavior makes me question stuff, other times I feel like this is just a phase due to his residency and maybe this is worth hanging on for down the road.