You are free to choose, but you are not free from the consequence of your choice. We all need to remember these words. The world would be much different if people thought about the consequences.
I've never understood people who say they don't do long distance relationships. Are they worth it or not? That's the real question. If they're not, then the relationship isn't worth much.
put your marriage before your children. Not only to set an example for them, but also remembering that once the children leave your home, you only have each other.