Now let me be shamefully honest: Also, I'll admit, dating a doctor was kind of exciting. Is your spouse willing to give you up on Sundays, and half your weeknights. Mormon girls are the best, and you are pretty lucky.
II do wish you luck. You don't have to believe them yourself, but you need that respect in thought as well as action, and you need to frame this as your own journey because you can only change yourself. Many Mormons stick to a small group of friends within the church. Adding an interfaith element means you have many more adjustments to make. I've supported him for 5 years, taken on that Doctor's Partner role, put my ambitions on the back burner, and it hasn't done a lick of good. Mormons observe the Sabbath closely, so Sundays are for attending church meetings and focusing on their spirituality.
Unfortunately I've been sort of seeing a girl who is basically a real deal Mormon. As such, it tends to attract the young and insecure. I won't lie, there are times I have said to myself "what am I doing living like this. Once beauty 5 years later after helping him with his two kids and putting them first as well as my own I am now burning in sadness and anxiety. Women do not get to hold the priesthood and function in an equal role with men. Not having expectations, as others mentioned, is also key to reducing feelings of frustration.
You will desire to have that eternal marriage, to have that support in taking kids to church, to be able to talk docterine with a like-minded individual. And their feelings about your marriage are their businessвnot yours. Thank you thank you for writing this blog.