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Old 06-09-2014, 04:08 PM
 
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Hi all, I want to move and have been planning to move for years now. Now that I feel it's the right time to move, I'm scared of being away from my mom, especially since I have a young child. She has been a huge support to me, basically my only support system and I feel almost guilty of planning to move her grandchild away from her as well. Has anyone else been sad/scared about moving away from a really close family member but still made the move? What was the outcome?

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Old 06-09-2014, 06:15 PM
 
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You'll be fine. Get a really cheap phone system so you can call alot. Do you and your mom have Skype capability? That would help. Or get a cable phone/internet combo. Or get VOIP phone service. All will be reasonable and will help you keep that connection.

I think it's healthy that you are making your own life for you and your child.
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Old 06-09-2014, 06:32 PM
 
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@jzeig104 Thanks so much for your kind post =-). We actually would both be able to use Skype so that would be a huge help. Thanks again, your comment gave me a little more motivation =-)).
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Old 06-09-2014, 06:55 PM
 
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If you are moving up or have the chance to move up the economic ladder this is a good idea. But moving, for the sake of moving, maybe not such a good idea.
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Old 06-09-2014, 08:52 PM
 
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@totsuka Yeah, I've been searching for a full-time job in my city for almost a year and can only find/get part-time. The job market sucks so it definitely would be a chance to move up for me.
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Old 06-09-2014, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Des Moines Metro
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Sometimes family will follow you, if the economy or other aspects are better.

Also, sometimes you have to follow the job. It stinks, but you have to make a living.
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Old 06-10-2014, 08:26 AM
 
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@Meemur That would make me so happy, maybe one day. I appreciate your comment =-).
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Old 06-13-2014, 12:02 PM
 
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No good job. Time to move and don't look back. Dump everything you don't need at a garage sale or craiglist. Save up a lot of cash, find a cheap place to live wherever that might be BUT, move to a better job market. Texas is doing well and not so bad.
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Old 06-13-2014, 11:38 PM
 
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Have you talked to your mom about how you feel guilty and scared? She may help you to feel better. Will you be able to both plan visits back and forth?
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Old 06-14-2014, 02:33 AM
 
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
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Good luck. Whether moving 10 miles or 10,000 miles, it takes 9-12 months for most of us to adjust to a new place, even paradise. Go easy on yourself and your family during this period.
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