My husband and I have a much closer relationship than ever before and I just hope that another blue eyed nurse doesn't come along to distract him. This is the type of doctrine that Joseph rejected and so have the leaders of the church. In many ways, she was everything that I ever wanted in a spouse, but in other ways she was not what I ever expected. For me this has been an opportunity to increase my love, tolerance, compassion and acceptance. Anyways, after I was temporarily "crazy" during my masters degree studies, my husband and I began reading the book: I think we had been too busy to invest in our relationship, and in the book were reminded of how much we needed to work for our relationship. I'm sitting here after a hour night shift, still having to wash and fold his shirts for his return, clean the house, keep the pantry stocked up as well as support my business, feeling quite resentful of the fact that he's being wined and dined by the upper class at fancy restaurants.
I'm pretty disturbed by the level of dismissiveness seen in many of the comments here. You are the woman of valor eshet khayil sung about by Solomon in Proverbs 31 http: Good for you, good for your husband, and definitely good for your childen. Work on myself, not him. Like many single members of the church, I have often wondered whether I would be willing to marry someone outside of the temple, and over the past few years I have come to believe that I would be willing to do so.
It CAN work, to be frank. Perhaps it was just her personality but I find most doctors repulsive. A couple of things I run into most is that people assume I am also Mormon.
I have been married for 16 years to a cardiothoracic surgeon. Cousin the same age who just got married has known her husband 6 months. Wonderful memories made for both of us. Find someone who is available to you and successful. How do you maintain a healthy balance with relationships and work when your partner has a more demanding profession than you. This insecurity is at the root of the princess syndrome. If we can say them together, great; if not. But realistically, if she is not open minded enough to even listen to someone who has a contrasting view of the church - how will she not continually discount you and your lack of beliefs. This is such a misinformed statement. Keep me posted, please.