It was not just frustrating but also saddening and stressful. We can't tell you that. In my experience, life-long member, many Mormons have difficulty thinking outside the box, and putting forth effort to inclue and love.
And after years of this struggle, will your love for him and desire to avoid the hassle cause you to reduce your activation. We go for hikes with the dogs and bike rides but I feel so lonely and it breaks my heart every time I have to leave his house because I know that I won't see him for a week or more. I wanted very much to make it work with us, and was willing to compromise in areas that I normally wouldn't. If you go yourself, you'll see - those people are good people. I would not want my children raised Mormon which she seems intent on. You should take all of the above advice to heart and follow it just in case, so you can make a smooth transition should it ever be necessary. I know that she's even getting her stuff ready to go on her mission. But remember that it is also your wife's choice to obey or disobey, and that you have no authority over her as a person, either.
If you don't want to give up, then don't. A good place to go is to a museum, hiking, or to a park. I married my husband 11 years ago, when he was an undergrad student. I have been dating a great guy for about a year now, and we started dating shortly after my parents died of cancer. I wouldn't just give up, but be wary. You should ask yourself if you want to have input on the way your children are raised. I let people assume what they will. If you marry for a paycheck and a lifestyle, you are nothing but a gold digger and therefore won't MIND if your husband has a mistress on the side. The woman provides advice and counsel but doesn't preside. He also doesn't let me sleep in and stay there when he leaves for work.
Yeah, I think we need to have that talk I've been putting off. He's so used to me saying that I sometimes wonder why he even has to ask. I have no control over my schedule I'm sure you all remember those daysand it kills me to know that he has moved thousands of kilometers away from our home town with me so that I can do this residency. In fact, the church is designed to help people come unto Christ, who is the only one who can change our hearts and help us overcome ourselves to come back to him.