I am no longer the vivacious young girl……life has not been easy. I am exhausted from giving so much of me and I never got much back. I can relate to this post. It is the greatest sadness of her life. It is my opinion I know my husband loves to come home and only eat, sleep and have wild sex. I'm surprised you don't seem to know how long his residency will last.
From a guy's perspective, I was dating a doctor who was going through her final exams to become a registered specialist. Thirty years ago I converted a guy and then dumped him for a returned missionary from an established LDS family. Do you work Easter, the day after your baby is born, weekends, nights. One small thing to add here. I'm not marrying to be a single, working mom with money. The Church does not recognize homosexual marriage, and does not condone sexual activity outside of marriage. Everything about the loneliness and bourdon of raising the kids solo resonates.
I am a non Mormon. You can always expand these into group dates by inviting other couples along, which may make her more comfortable in the early stages of your relationship. Is there even any sex at all in this fantasy. It will be nice to have time to do things for myself. Thank you for having this blog. Trust your instincts and your spiritual promptings. I would go ahead and make boundaries with the conversation about kids and church, if that is your preference. He will have to wait outside if his children marry in the temple.
You will have to bring her down to reality. I was recently married to my husband in the Twin Falls, Idaho temple for time and all eternity. A lot of people will tell you to run but if she is in her late 20s most Mormon guys her age are married. Marrying a non-Mormon is not something you do it is something that happens. I mentioned in another post that I am okay with us not seeing each other all the time.