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Old 07-24-2009, 03:48 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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i moved from milwaukee to tampa in 97 and away from family & friends and would do it again in a heartbeat.
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Old 04-23-2011, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Missouri (Misery)
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Thumbs down Devestating

Moving away from the only family I had to another state was devestating. I'm 40, 1rst marriage for both my husband and I. He was born and raised in the other state we live in now, a 5 hour drive away from my family, where I was born and raised at. Had to move because of job loss and ran out of money. Husband's relatives offered to let us live with them till we found a place of our own. It's been almost a year now, still living in a small bedroom, left all our furniture behind because no room to store it and not enough room in the U-Haul. Experience left me pissed, bitter, depressed and suicidal. Would rather be dead than to live so far away from family and stuck in a small bedroom. I hate my life and cry uncontrollably every time we leave my family to go back home after a visit. Have to choose between family and husband now. Don't move unless you feel peace about it and a healthy compromise can be made with u and your spouse about visits and what's best for both of your emotional and mental health. I've been going through hell for almost a year. Don't make same mistake.
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Old 04-24-2011, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Me too......getting ready to move even a greater distance away!



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i moved from milwaukee to tampa in 97 and away from family & friends and would do it again in a heartbeat.
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Old 04-25-2011, 01:42 PM
 
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Default what about

If someone needs to provide for the immediate family, then when presented with resentful relatives, I would simply ask "Are you going to feed my kids or am I supposed to watch them go hungry"

The only sad part to this whole "move to where the job is" is that:

How long will there even be jobs on another state to get if your own state doesnt have any?
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Old 04-25-2011, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Fayetteville, NC
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This is an old thread.

I see this from time to time but don't understand it. I joined the USAF at 18 now at 45 have lived in 4 foreign countries and 6 states. The family and I were stationed at 11 bases in 24 years. I retired 12 hours away from my family in Indiana. I try to get home every year or two.

It is what made America great and the country what it is today. The Pioneers packed up and moved out when the crops failed, it got too crowded, or cheap land was available elsewhere. The timid stayed in Europe.
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Old 02-15-2014, 12:49 AM
 
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Just a heads up its not easy i moved near family in ny away from ware i grew up in wa moved home 2 years later for a year and now ive been in az for 2 years i dont want to live in the small dead end town i grew up in but miss friends and family even though i have it good ware i am now. As a kid what was the most important things to? Friends family and fun? The grass isnt always greener on the other side
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Old 02-15-2014, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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I live about 15 hours from my family. I only get to see them once a year. To be perfectly honest, I actually enjoy being somewhat far away from them. I'm sure it would be harder if I had children.
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Old 05-16-2017, 09:37 AM
 
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Must be fate that I stumbled across this post today...my husband and I are getting ready to move to Raleigh, NC from Ohio. We used to live there when we first got married, but moved back to my home, Ohio, to have children. Now our kids are 1 and 5. I have been feeling both excited to go back to Raleigh, but sad to leave my parents. I googled "moving my family out of state" today and this popped up with you moving to Raleigh. Just feels like a confirmation that this is the right move to make. Thanks!
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