/ Soldier born in Poland / living in England. Fiance going away for ages. Complicated...
Life is fluid...it changes and the trick is keeping our love synced with those changes. Older generations were better at this because they were less selfish.
If you love this guy...then wait...and respect that love.
You have to work every day to grow that love and have a life together. Every day wont be roses...hell most days wont be...but love is not some romantic fantasy life most people want it to be. Love is respect and effort to do the right thing and treat another person as if you care about them more than yourself.
You will have lots of choices to make together and sometimes you just wont be able to come to one that you both are happy about. The important part is that you try.
Again...love is respect...not fairy tales.