If you have kids, this is going to be hard, I’m not gonna lie. But believe me, this might be the best part.
You finally have an opportunity to have a real family life.
That life with your ex, that wasn’t what family should be about, always slogging along through the headwinds of two parents who fundamentally can’t sail together. Now you can be the father your kids deserve, your time with them will be about your family, about your growth with them as well as their growth with you. When you get this right, nothing can make you feel more fulfilled.
Very few of you wouldn’t want this. But let’s get this out of the way: Maybe you’re thinking about walking away entirely, having little or no relationship with your kids. Maybe you shouldn’t have ever had kids, maybe you’re not someone who could be or ever should be a father. Okay then, walk away, don’t ever have kids again. I’m not going to beat on you if that’s you, it will be hard enough.