In the long run, being married to a nonmember has made me a better person. But that parent-child relationship was bound to change anyways as you become an adult.
So, kudos to you for having such a wonderful relationship for so long and getting through step 1 and 2 and matching. No one, except someone who has been Mormon can understand how deep the hooks are sunk into the Mormon psyche.
I felt her fear, everything she's said, I said.