The long antisocial hours often leave me feeling lonely, and when he is home he is so tired. The important things that keep our marriage a happy, healthy, and very loving one are the same things that keep any other marriage alive and well. I know, there is a world, which I have traveled, that have a life so much more difficult than I. She doesn't want to marry you.
From her summary, he just did not understand her dilemma at all. I am not one to be interest with his paycheck, since i am accountant myself. There is a lot about Mormonism I am still struggling to understand, but I am reading faith-based memoirs and studying up on Mormonism as well as other religions but the relevance here is on Mormonism. I have feeling you stopped pursuing anyone unlikely to go for you. Religious differences, however are real. I have been a doctor's wife for 1 year now and we've been together for 7 years.
But that parent-child relationship was bound to change anyways as you become an adult. I would advise you to try to be as understanding as you can of her point of view, because having you world view shattered is very difficult and can take a long time to recover from. But our marriage is strong, and our children are good people. Also, I'm sorry that things didn't work out for you with that guy: I'm sure you will meet someone else that's just as wonderful but treats you better if you haven't yet.
When you make the best choice for you, blessings will follow. Again, though the evolving times may have brought about a relaxation in this rule, it is still followed by many youngsters. I know a lot of Mormons who were also not raised on fear and guilt and strict gender rolesвbut I was, as were many of my peers.