Do you really love him, honey. He doesn't like to complain or talk about work too much when we're together so it really helps to hear from another resident just how crazy it is. Patriarchal leadership is something that most women in the world valued until recently, but it is still a chief value with Mormons. Certainly there are such people in the church, but there are such people in any organization, and I would challenge you to remember that the members are also individuals with thoughts, feelings and the ability to rebel in their own ways. Does she understand that for a long-term relationship to succeed that the partners must treat each other as equals.
But it was frightening Toughen up if you're the doctors girl. Well the pieces will all fall into place. For an example of what this means - say you get hurt in a car accident. In response to your comment about being with that creative director think all relationships have problems. The thing is, even though no one else trusted my decision, I prayed about it daily for our entire relationship. There are some gems like admission to peep stone in a hat translation to the book of Mormon and angels with swords commanding polygamy, but if someone believes Joseph Smith really did stuff his face into a hat and translate scriptures about ancient jews coming to America, it means they are insane, and you can't reason with an insane person.
The church can be a very cruel place for single people. I am just starting to get a little panicky and upset about this the more I think about it. I love talking religion with him and I have never pressured him to change his habits or anything else about him.
The right age for getting married varies depends for men and women. Mastering the alone time has started to become an art for me I can only imagine how you must feel after doing it for so many more years: I am so glad I found your blog today. Honestly I'd let things keep going. They don't get easier, the demands of the hospital and patients will always come first. Basically this is different than dating a religious mainstream Christian. There are a million fish in the sea and it makes no sense to choose one with whom you are not religiously compatible.