It does kick your butt!. And he likes the idea of us raising our daughter with the values the Mormon church instills on their youth. So you stay calm, stay pleasant, and try not to let it eat you alive. Also, as Joanna points out, men and women already inhabit a separate culture. Also, if you have girls, you must realize that they are second class citizens in the church and the church will reinforce this idea. Maybe watch "Going Clear" with her. Thanks for these thoughts. I have no sympathy for people like you. You're walking into a den of crazy, tbm bishop's daughter, I hate to say it but you should really be contemplative about what you're stepping into. She will insist on raising her children in the Mormon church.
Due to the very long hours away from me and our children, my husband spends alot of his free time on the internet. We talked during the break and saw each other a few times before he moved, but he finally ended things a month into the break telling me "he loves me, but is no longer in love with me" and "doesn't think he can regain the passion. But on saying that I do empathise with you all and a Doctor is very challenging and I know my Dad was always working and it is a demanding job for their spouses to live their lives but hey nothing at the top is ever easy. I made the decision not to have those things when I married a non-member. She got engaged 3 months later. My husband is specialising in Urology. Once she realizes you won't join and she can't get married in the temple, then I suspect everything will be over.
Dont aggressively try to destroy her faith but bring up philosophical thinking points. The fact that you bring your query to Joanna Brooks rather than church authorities reveals much. Their marriage falls apart because they are both working way too many hours, and they lose their way in life. To them, everyone is either TBM, hasn't learned the truth yet, or has some kind of personal failing laziness, desire to sin, allowed themself to be deceived by satan, etc. This is not to say that I need to be the center of attention all the time, but just that I think all the time spent alone makes it more difficult to connect with each other. Anyways, good luck, I hope it works out. So we took the kids camping. If she can't put you before her religion then you need to walk away.
This comment has been removed by the author. Some people really can't wait, others can, and there is nothing wrong with either of those. I know how much it hurts, and it makes you feel unwanted. But what does it really mean to be a patriarch, to lead your tribe. He also hints a lot to settling down with me. 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. Now I feel sadness for losing out because of fear, and a cult mindset.