I was you, 3 years ago. I am amazed every day how easy it has been to make it work.
Started dating her after years of being consumed in my career and habitually single (I was 28 at the time).
I passed on starting serious relationships with a lot of great women when I was just getting out of college. Before I met her, I would have been the first guy to tell others that there wasn't a chance in hell I would cash in all the time and effort I spent setting myself up for success later in life for a girl who had "baggage" or children from a previous relationship.
Looking back now, I never had a choice in the matter. Sure, as a single bachelor with no kids and financial independence I am not suprised I thought I wanted someone from a similar path. I am thankful every day a greater good saw something in who I was to lead me to her.
Both of her girls, now 11 and 5 years old, are awesome. I enjoy spending time with them and learning how to be a good father before their mother and I have one together. Having them around over these years has taught me so much and I know will only make me and even better father when one of my own comes.
I guess if I could give you any advice from where I am, if it is meant to be it will all just work out. If you find yourself constantly making sacrifices you don't feel are worth it, chances are this wasn't in your cards.
Either way, best of luck. You sound like you are a good man. Give it a chance.
This post was edited on 3/16 at 1:12 am