Tell people to HANG IN THERE.
I had never been married (they actually applauded and cheered when it was announced in RS!). I was about to give up my LDSSO membership when it expired in two weeks (after two years) and he had just joined LDSSO two weeks prior. I was from western Canada and he was from the western USA. Our engagement was very long because of immigration backlogs and changes (9/11) but we finally were married in Hawaii. It wasn't, and hasn't been, easy. But, after all of the tests and tribulations, things are finally starting to come together and we weathered the storm(s). Yahoo!
Thank you LDSSO!