There is no reason this can't work with a solid foundation and mutually understood and negotiated boundaries...
I suggest looking at some threads here and reading up before setting forth. Do a tag search, "lessons" "foundations" is a good place to start,,, and "jealousy" Then branch out and read everything that is of interest.
Educate yourself and keep communicating honestly. If you are meant to be together you will be, if you are meant to achieve all the goals you have laid out, you will, there is no knowing what the future will hold, but you can at least be as prepared as you possibly can be.
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