I started playing in January, and had the same reaction--"you've got to be kidding?" I worked on it everyday, and wouldn't allow it to frustrate me. After about a month, I was able to put my fingers on the right frets, but unable to do so without muting every string; another month, I could play all but the e string clearly. In may, when I switched from the Breedlove (wider fret-board) to Weber, I was able to play the chord just fine. I've just acheived my first chord switch--g to a--so, to make a long story short, it'll come eventually. I found that if I planted my pinky on the g string first, then the rest of my fingers could stretch back just fine.
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.
F. Scott Fitzgerald, "The Crack-up."