To the OP:
This is just my opinion, but it seems to me that perhaps you two really are not the best of matches. Realize that "making it work" will become a full time job in a long term relationship, and five years from now you may grow tired of just how big that job is. You are enamored with each other it seems, but that's the easy part of a relationship. Becoming enamored with someone will happen with many others many times over in your life, and there are people out there for which "making it work" would be easy for you, I'm certain.