Hopefully they have some say in it, but I'm speaking about other churchgoers' expectations here, and probably your wife's. In our church, women are treated with more respect, and are considered to have a literal free ticket to heaven, simply bu because their female. If she can't or won't consider that the church is a lie, you need to move on because this relationship can't go anywhere. You will get to mingle with a lot of new people, and who knows, maybe you will also find the guy or girl of your dreams there. I have been with him through medical school and residency for internal medicine, which was tough, but manageable. We are doing long distance at the moment and I was wondering if you have any advice. So if you feel like you both are getting serious, then talk to your girlfriend in time and sort this issue out. Yes, I have considered alternatives. Again, I deeply love my dad, but these were things that I had to deal with.
No easy answers here. The Church encourages you to use dating as an opportunity to show your respect not just for others, but for yourself. And I'll disagree with the other person who responded to your comment. Honestly, the thing that makes me the craziest is the missionaries. In her letter to herself as a young doctor, Dr. Drinkers tend to rely on drink before they can have fun. Somewhere down the road, you will find another girl who will be a much better match for you. But she probably is more in love with the idea of you, than with you. Their values and the values of popular western culture are wildly disparate, which can be tough for them to navigate early in life. And after dating a few months we both knew we wanted to get married.
I think the secret to a successful marriage and a successful family is to respect each other's space and to enjoy all the good times no matter how trivial they are and to foucs on the positive aspects of the marriage an family life. Now he is studying for this big exam and I have seen a very different side to him. He spends about 80 hours a week at the hospital. In response to your comment about being with that creative director think all relationships have problems. I know you love her but is it worth it. I feel pretty awful about that whole thing. I find that having zero expectations, single parenting and having my own life makes our marriage work well. I keep getting job offers from China and Japan while I truly struggle to find work here in the states. I dated non mormon men. But those days may be gone.
You will get to mingle with a lot of new people, and who knows, maybe you will also find the guy or girl of your dreams there. Well, for me I'd take issue with the refusal to be a gentleman. I know that sounds cold but if you train under stress for that many years and become a member of a masochistic not the sexual context fraternity like that of surgical residents, then you more easily shut out anything that might break down those walls. At the end of the second date I knew I needed him in my life.