I do realize he may want me to be not so ambituous which I am. Religious differences, however are real. I do hope I'm able to make the necessary sacrifices to make my marriage work.
Learned by me in time and tears. There is a difference between "I wouldn't want to be with someone who worked these hours forever" and "I am really unhappy and will be unhappy for the next three years. It will be nice to have time to do things for myself. Patriarchal leadership is something that most women in the world valued until recently, but it is still a chief value with Mormons. Some exceptions and valid reasons do exist for divorce but self righteousness is not on of them. I have been dating a neuro surgeon that has his own practice for a few months now. Today, at my ward sacrament meeting, in the back section of the chapel where I was sitting, all the women except one were Mormon wives in interfaith families. He was also a poor communicator and felt he didn't need to voice certain things, like 'I love you'. Mormonism and Non-Mormonism don't link to future lives.
In areas with lots of single Mormons of dating and marriageable age, the Church has established singles wards. That being said, we have built something beautiful and good, have modeled loving responsibility and accountability to our kids, and I am certain I am with the man God chose for me. All I can do is Trust in God. Do not expect anything long term. As a non member you can not take her to the celestial kingdom to live with God and get your own worlds to populate with her. Listen, you are in a bad situation and it just has not come to a head yet. Their son grew up to become a temple president. Most of us were suckled on that teat too. By those standards, I was a failure, my husband wasn't "good enough" - and my daughter had ambitious real goals that required a lot of time and effort.
At the risk of overloading this post, I'm going to copy and paste here, a Reddit comment that I made in this exmo sub the other day. The dots are extremely close for every LDS person, its just extremely hard to connect them. Do some research of your own as well, so that you know a little more about the person you are dating.