I am a Sophomore Criminal Justice major hailing from Louisiana. I am a good student (3.1 Cumulative Grade Point Average) who is very active around campus. I consider myself to be somewhat of a renaissance man. About 6 months ago I met this young lady who I fell head over hills with. She’s a Sophomore Computer Science major who is a Dean’s Scholar and she is also very active on campus. The first time I met her I knew she was the one and she knew that I was the one. My only problem is she has a 3-year-old daughter, who I just simply adore, but I can’t realistically see myself as someone’s father right now. My girlfriend (I’ll call her Tina) says she wants that positive role model in her daughter’s life that only I can fulfill. I mean, I love and care about both of them but I already know that my parents are totally against me dating someone with a child and I must admit things are moving a little too fast for me. I want to graduate, get my dream job, travel, make new friends around the world and just live life but this instant family is too much right now. Tina wants to get married and I’m no where near thinking about that. My question to you is, how do I tell Tina that I’m not ready to settle down and I want to just live my life first. I realize that a woman like her comes around once in a lifetime and I truly don’t want to lose her. HELP ME PLEASE!
Not Ready Just Yet