I just want to tell you LR how much I admire you. I come from a culture which places a huge emphasis on family closeness and responsibility. It warms me to my core to see someone (not just you, others on this forum too) really put their family first.
I totally get the temporary break-up with GG. You've weathered 18 (?) years, this is just a different phase in your relationship.
Me: bi female in my twenties