Family is moving away

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Family is moving away
Wed, 05-28-2003 - 9:19pm
I am a married mom of 2 daughters and slowly my whole (parents, silblings) family is moving out of state. I am very close with them and am uncomfortable with the future ahead of me. It is not an option to move with them in this uncertain economy.

How do you all cope with the absense of family in your daily life?


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Registered: 03-25-2003
Wed, 05-28-2003 - 9:33pm
I came from a dysfunctional family, always yelling and whining. Sarcastic and being critical, like watching not to step on egg shells.

When DH and I first move out, he got promoted, I wasn't sure if I looked forward to being away from my family. But, I was gone for less than a year. We wrote or called longdistance. No computer, this was almost 30yrs. ago. But, while away so far, we got CLOSER. Closer like most normal family. I liked that. But once we moved back again, we're back in the same environment. Now sis and I hardly talk, or see each other. I visit my parents to do errands for them, and I get treated like a two years old. Sure, the dysfunctional part will never go away, and wish I'm back living far away. I am glad, though, that I'm close to my parents so I can be there for them when I'm needed. Because, no matter what, I always love my parents. No matter how often I yelled at them or made me slam the phone, I'm forever their daughter!

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Registered: 03-30-2003
Wed, 05-28-2003 - 10:49pm
Friends, friends and more friends!

Seriously, you need to expand your circle of friends. They can be like, and in some cases better than, family.

If you are not in a church/temple etc, then now is a good time to join. If you are active, then it can be like family. Start doing hobbies and joining groups of people that have your same interests. Again, get involved.

When you have things to do and people to see, it is like family.

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