Dating religious differences

Until you're a bit more comfortable and suddenly, wait a second, this keeping kosher thing is really, freaking hard and I feel like I'm compromising more than you are and HOLY HELL, WE HAVE OPENED PANDORA' S BOX. You'll be forced to confront your own prejudices.Takeaway: People in love say a lot of things they don't mean. At this point, I'm more inclined to make a visit to the Justice of the Peace to eventually make it official, but then I think: Hey, wait a minute, why do I have to give up MY childhood wedding dreams just because our families might be super-weird together? Before I met Alex, I'm ashamed to admit my ignorance resulted in a few off-color Jewish jokes; the same goes for him and Catholics.During our course of relationship, he led me to believe that we were meant to be together and it’s so easy for him to see us married.I guess I just can’t comprehend how someone can choose religion over another person especially when he says we were made for each other.Well, know that it's far easier to make concessions (Yes, my love, I am totally open to keeping kosher) when you're in the heat of the courtship, lusting after each other so damn hard it makes you feel dizzy.You feel like you would do anything for this person - until you wouldn't.But I said although that’s admirable, I’d rather take that money and pay off our mortgage or save it for the kid’s college funds.I honestly don’t know if his religion is just an excuse because he fell out of love for me or if it is really true.

I had a party with family and friends, wore an obnoxiously pink dress, and danced gracelessly to Fall Out Boy for the entirety of the night.

Like presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, my Jewishness comes not only from heritage but also from culture — an undeniable connection with other people who share the label.

No, I don’t attend temple and my best attempt at a consistent religious practice is a weekly routine of watching .

Thankfully, those differences keep things interesting (and to be fair, we do share a TON in common, too: a very strange sense of humor, the desire to travel to crazy places, wine, you get the picture.) At the beginning, I assumed that religion might makes things a trickier, but boy is that an understatement - especially if one of you (him) comes from an extremely religiously observant background.

My mother, on the other hand, was mostly delighted that I finally found someone who challenged me, kept up with me. About a year into the relationship, Alex revealed he never thought this relationship would work long-term - our differences were simply too jarring - and that he planned to break it off when he moved back to Israel to finish medical school. ) I, on the other hand, pushed any uncertainties to the back of my mind, opting to romanticize us as star-crossed lovers, because I've seen waaaaay too many rom-coms.4.