I have a beautiful, wonderful, sweet, smart, amazing daughter who lives in Anaheim, CA with her mom and stepdad. I fly out to see her for a few days about every six to eight weeks, we Skype and talk on the phone regularly; and yes, I do pay child support, plus some. However, as far as I'm concerned, when it comes to a partner, you choose your level of involvement. I am fully self supporting and secure, both emotionally and financially, in my relationship with my daughter.
That's just the surface, really.