Regularguy512 Posted February 20, 2018 Share Posted February 20, 2018 I have been dating someone for nearly a year now. I knew she was a very serious Catholic when we met and started dating. And it was not too big of a deal for a while. She has never pushed it on me and accepts that I myself am not very religious. I have family who are Catholic and was raised around it so I am familiar with the ritual, doctrine, etc. But I am more of a Humanist or an Agnostic Theist (open to believing there is something out there, but pretty much assuming this is all there is so lets make the best of it and treat people nicely). Only recently we were having some conversations that revealed to me just how serious her beliefs were. The issue had to do with gays. I will not get into the specifics. But suffice it to say, we differ on opinions. I have to confess, also I have been recently thinking she might not be right for me. The religious aspect is just one part of it. I fully support anyone's right to practice their religion, but when it comes to someone who I might spend my life around, or who might help raise my kids, I am seriously, seriously starting to think we might have differences of mentality and ways of looking at the world, that are impossible to reconcile. It seemed to be okay while we were dating lightly, but I can tell she is wanting to get more serious. I guess my question is...how do I explain this to her (that I think we might be too different to make this work in the long run) without making her feel bad about her religious beliefs, which in fairness to her, I have known about all along. I feel like it might already be over. I don't know if there is anything she can say to me that would make me change my mind at this point, because she definitely is not going to step back from her religious beliefs, and I would never ask that. Thoughts?? Link to comment
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