She is now happy with her uber-Mormon boyfriend and I am happily dating other people as well. It makes it hard to plan any sort of date. I married outside the church and have no regrets. I just feel relieved that I'm not the only one feeling like this. Put that in perspective before you try to equate your struggle to his. I keep busy with my own activities, but it becomes really hard to have a date night.
When those are not around or when the circumstances or the spirit indicate otherwise then prayer is more than enough. My dear faithful LDS aunt married a good non-member man. From her summary, he just did not understand her dilemma at all. Most couples who are married where one is a Mormon and the other isn't, usually stems from a situation where they both were married in the temple, then one of them lost their faith sometime after that. Know her limits on substances.
Not one little bit. It does not come from common religion or personality or even values; it only comes through mutual self transcendence. I am hopeful and do feel some healing. No where did I say, nor I think indicate, that I thought this wasn't a complex issue, or that this girl is a caricature. There's definitely strength in kindred spirits. Be open and talk about your ideals. He is an Anesthesiologist. I married a NOMO after a lengthy temple marriage and divorce. But he's got to know the aggravation and pain that he likely will face.
The only thing they value it's themselves and their career. The church is really good at putting on a happy, wholesome face to show the world, but if you look behind the curtain, you see that it's a despicable cult. The LDS Church encourages that young women explore their options and meet all different kinds of people. Let him respond before you say anything else. He blames this on his hours for residency, and to be fair they are really long and insane. I think it's very helpful that I wasn't nearly as busy for most of our relationship thus farwe got engaged before I got absurdly busy and so it's not like we weren't extremely close. My wife chose me, but most people aren't so lucky. Religious differences, however are real. I find that one of the most important things is to make sure you have a support system, whether they are other doc wives, family or friends.