Feeling broken

I honestly feel so empty inside. Love isnt what I thought it would be and seriously everything I pictured and wanted in a man is completely gone that I have change my standards in order to believe that my boyfriend is the right guy but he's not and crappy part is if it was just me I would have left a long time ago but it's not I have two kids to think of. I grew up in a home where my parents separated and I honestly never wanted that for my family. But I see this relationship not going anywhere until he realizes and appreciate all the things I do not only for our family but for our relationship and actually showed he cared 😢.  Relationships are hard but I honestly didn't believe my life would be like this.