You are a good person and she can see that. I'd rather marry a doctor and let him have a mistress on the side if that means not having to worry about money. It's the sort of super dismissive "all women are the same" attitude that I learned in church and left to get away from. But if your faith is a key part of your life, this is huge. That is a hard truth. At the very least, I might have tried to persuade my husband to pursue a different career, if only a less-demanding area of medicine. The church really needs to tailor to more partial LDS families, imho. I don't think I could let that happen. I'm worried this nightmare journey has destroyed my sense of self and confidence.
These are also only the American statistics. Best of luck OP. It just plain sucks. That contributes to status in her culture. If your heart longs for children, a family and love- why should you stop yourself holding out for some mystical Mormon man to swoop you off your feet. So far I have found it is a day to day thing.
I am realizing now, after leaving my job, selling my house, moving ect…. Married to a Surgeon as well. Indeed, it is the loneliness and the lack of time to have intimacy or feel connected with one another that scares me for our future. I also didn't want to push him away by overwhelming him with talks about commitment when he's already stressed. On weekends he likes to go out and get away from medicine usually at a bar and although I'm with him I'm not with the real true version of him. You can also attend their singles conferences, or participate in social activities organized by the Church. The struggle is real. So if you are dating a Mormon guy, always wear knee-length, avoid tiny shorts, mini skirts, short or revealing dresses, plunging necklines, or sleeveless tops.
So basically we were lies to for years. Girls aren't socially required to be missionaries, unlike men. I am totally okay with anything that doesn't place physical or mental demands on me. As others mentioned, when they are home they are often exhausted, catching up on sleep, preparing a presentation or catching up on notes. The only thing they value it's themselves and their career. He's been in the medical field for over 16yrs and I didn't have a problem when we were dating 6yrs ago but since he proposed 2yrs ago I've been feeling very unsecured. If you think you are, you might be. She was a mormon and he finally joined the church at For 40 years there was a disconnect and she really viewed him as a lesser person cause he wasn't a member. Basically this is different than dating a religious mainstream Christian.