There is no timetable for how long grief lasts, or how you should feel after a particular time. After twelve months it may still feel as if everything happened yesterday, or it may feel like it all happened a lifetime ago. These are some of the feelings you might have when you are coping with grief longer-term. You and the people around you may have expectations about how quickly you should move on. But grief changes over time, as you understand how different your life is without the person. We are all different and there is no timetable for how long it will take you. In the early stages you may be caught up in a whirlwind of things that you need to do and sort out, or you may feel shocked and numb. After several months, the initial support you had from friends and family may start to fade. At the same time as people start to provide less support, you may find you start to feel less numb.
I had tears in my eyes and goosebumps while reading it. We Finally spent a week alone together for our anniversary and it was glorious. The essay on race and the priesthood claims that Brigham Young prophesied that blacks would receive the priesthood someday, but if you actually follow the link in the footnotes you will see that he was misquoted. Luckily he also wrote back really long emails and it helped us stay in touch we were doing overseas long distance-so that helped a lot. If not, it's better to find out now than to continue with something that isn't satisfying you. He wants things to be low key for now. It doesn't help to know that he is terrible at being alone.
If she doesn't care that you aren't a member now, if your relationship goes on long enough, she is going to care eventually. She, her family, and her friends all believe that she can't get into the Celestial Kingdom VIP Heaven unless she is "sealed" to a Mormon husband. I hate to be so undiplomatic, but it will always create friction in your life to have this level of religious difference. He's now in his 3rd year of a 4 year residency program and is hoping to do a 2 year fellowship next. I am a lawyers wife. There are plenty of marriages between Mormons and non-Mormons. She might want to follow the 'virgin until marriage' part, or she may personally decide to forego following that in secret. And he is reading one of my favorite Buddhist-based books, in an effort to understand my beliefs.