Wow, every word resonates. Im a 19 year old female who is pre med at a university right now. Seeing his mom, being the pillar of his family, scares me to think I will not be as strong as her, since I have always been the pampered child since young. If it's true, it'll come out of the criticism looking better.
I'm so happy to know another doctor's wife. He has never said a disparaging word about his mother. Iam 24, my bf going to move to Troy NY for his master he ask me to move with him, I want to but Iam afraid we will never get married. Going back in time, it was never encouraged for people to marry outside their faith and this covered most christian religions in the United States. Certainly not my husband. Expect her to either write you off during her mission or pressure you to show interest in the church. Likewise, posts found to direct odious influxes here may be removed. Single women who are educated, regardless of religion, are also going to find similar gender imbalances among their educated peers nowadays.
Propagandists in the media throw around the word patriarchy as if it is synonymous with anything male. So when our children bring home a potential mate that has cultural, racial, religious or other big differences then our child, our concerns immediately flare up. We can talk about everything, but I don't want him to feel as if he is under the microscope. I'm surprised this thread is still getting replies. I have been married to my doctor husband for 36 years.
After a certain point "support" stops being supportive and turns into enabling - enabling of his depression, his anxiety, his reluctance to reflect deeply on who he is and what he wants out of life, and worst of all, my "support" ensures his continuation into a career that will not ultimately make him or me happy. That I will be expected to be a full time single parent most of the time. He isn't always around for holidays, birthdays, or anniversaries. We strive to improve each other. If she says that the mission was the greatest experience and best two years of her life, any chance you have at a normal long-term healthy relationship is dim unless you convert. For me and the woman I'm in love with, we CAN discuss it without breaking down into spittle and hate. It can't be antiMormon.