I had a good job, car, I do not drink, I do not smoke. I was ready to live on my own. We knew each other for over 3 years - that's what I though. It was not true: I expected her not to change. She did. She on the other hand expected that I'll change. And I didn't.
I was ready to dedicate everything to the familly. Time, money, effort, relationships. But it did not work, because I'm a geek. I'm too much self confident. I don't care what other people say about me. If you don't like me, don't bother me and I'll not bother you. I do not expect much and I'm content with a little.
I believe that I what you feel for each other matters, and that's all that matters. It can be true for you, but it does not have to be. Take care.