I am new to Aikido, just six months, but it is the best thing I have ever done. I have been welcomed with open arms to my Aikido "family" and love every moment I am able to practice.
My problem is..... my immediate family, spouse and kids totally resent every moment of Aikido.... if I don't get some support, I am going to have a meltdown.
Cheer up. Could be worse. It could be golf, and then all you'd have to show for it would be a little white ball. If that -- I usually lose four or five.
More seriously, the most important thing is aikido is balance. Balance is not always established all at once, but in small stages. Don't rush or your balance escapes you.
True of life also.