That one I haven't asked him about yet though since I feel like it would be a little presumptuous and might seem like I'm rushing things commitment-wise. 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. I do feel some of the pressure lifting off me in that I can start doing things for myself. This happened to me, and it took me forever to get out of the cult. Dating does not necessarily mean an exclusive relationship. She will probably feel persecuted and attacked if you try. And her husband now is dead and she is left to wonder about their future. So if you marry a doctor do not have low expectations, but learn early to take third parties out of your marriage even if you have to call them directly and tell theey do not matter to me. Even though it sounds like she is very Mormon, I feel that this will help her. All this actually needs is some stamps, pre-printed envelopes, and a few seconds to dash off a note, kiss the paper, and drop it in a mailbox.
If you do manage to break her away from the church, her family will be there to continue sowing doubt. Each time, I start to make friends and have to leave them and move. You can watch them all in about a half an hour and you'll know almost everything you need to know. I wanted to be able to fully share my faith with my spouse, but this expectation was now up in the air. It MAY be true that a year in, her shelf will crack and she'll leave with him. The point is that there are way too many people talking in this thread as if they have some sort of psychic knowledge a stone in a hat, perhaps. He may never want anything to do with Mormons or the church again. Is it wrong to make those types of sacrifices. It'll reinforce the wisdom of running from this disaster in the making. I do not understand what makes these nurses think that they have a place in his life.
Life is not perfect. Not sure I want to marry one and live a lonely life, I just want a life partner that can be there for me and any future children. I recall reading a talk from Elder Nelson in which he indicated that the church teaches general principles and does not spend time teaching exceptions to general principles.
Does she understand that for a long-term relationship to succeed that the partners must treat each other as equals. My husband's simply daily things, like grocery shopping, cooking, waking up with me to make coffee in the morning-are far from unnoticed. They even refrain from tea and coffee. Anyway, I am not sure what the future holds for us, but it was nice to find your blog and see other couples dealing with the same challenges. Perhaps it was just her personality but I find most doctors repulsive. Hopefully, it will give a little insight into Mormonism's insidiousness.