My girlfriend is 35 and I am 28. We’ve been together 6+ wonderful years and we love each other deeply. I’ve always said I didn’t want to have children, largely due to growing up with a disabled sibling. She always said that was ok until last week! She says she suddenly realized she absolutely wants to have kids!
I have thought the subject over and decided I would be willing to face my fears and have children with her. (To be honest, I was never 100% and backed out of a vasectomy that I arranged 3 years ago.) The problem is I haven’t completed my education yet, something that I really want to do! What really upsets me is that I put off completing my degree to support her through her education, and now we both agree that if I had just completed it instead we could be having kids now.
She says she wants to leave me to try and find another man to have kids with! She says if she stays with me she fears she will resent me. I don’t want that and I want her to be happy. But I really am deeply in love with her and don’t want to lose her! I wish she had told me sooner so I could get my act together.
Can anyone see a way this can work out?