Not one little bit. And that fairly constant theme has some deep implications your girlfriend will have to face. In response to your comment about being with that creative director think all relationships have problems.
She likely believes that her time as a missionary was preparation for marriage. I'm glad he's upfront about the difficulty in dating for him. And I don't have issues with her, hell, haven't even seen her in over 20 years, but the experience with the whole Mormon thing gave me better insight in to many things in life. I'm am dating a guy that is studying for his mcat he only has a couple weeks to go until he writes but I find myself getting mad and upset over little things. And as an outsider it will be obvious to you what's going on, but here's an awesome breakdown from a couple that flipped from "we go to church every week - we will write a Mormon blog" to resigning over the new policy banning children of gays all over the NY Times this month and something that is upsetting many staunch church members a few days ago. If only I knew. To me, life is all about growthвso ask yourselfвwill I grow more staying single and focusing my life on the church, or will I grow more branching out, looking at life from different perspectives, and allowing myself to see options I have not yet considered. My boyfriend is in his second year of residency, and I'm still adjusting to this new situation. I keep the positive thought that it will get better. So if you are caffeine junky, be sure that you can adjust to and accept your date's beliefs before going on a date.
It will definitely take patience to work through any of this with her but it sounds like she's a pretty awesome person. I met him today and we talked about what he wants to do in the future. You can't force her to change, nor should you if you could. I think she felt that it was important for me to understand the types of challenges in an interfaith marriage. If you go yourself, you'll see - those people are good people.
My spouse and I are best friends first and I think that's what really makes it work. I still cry every night for himbecause I love himprobably always will. It would be ludicrous to think otherwise.