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Old 08-17-2006, 06:18 PM
Location: In exile, plotting my coup
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Personally, I'm looking to move away from my family. It's not good for me, psychologically, to be as close to them as I am. Maybe my tune will change in the future, but at the moment, I need a break, a very long break.
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Old 08-17-2006, 07:17 PM
Location: Springfield, Missouri
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Default No difference really, but...

Originally Posted by heathersmom View Post
Okay- QUESTION: Everyone that has moved:
  • Are you moving closer to family?
  • Are you moving because it is needed and you will deal with the family/distance thing later?
  • Or are you moving away from family?
I talk to my family in California as much as I did when I lived 90 miles from my parents. Then when I lived five years in Las Vegas, I still talked to my parents and sister as much as I did when I lived in California, about once a week. When I moved to Missouri, the phone calls stay the same and I don't use a land line, only a cell, and my long distance is free after 9pm my time, so 7pm their time. However, I admit, I didn't realize how much I missed my parents and seeing them more often 'till they came to Missouri and stayed with me. Instead of driving me nuts, we got along beautifully and they were so respectful of my home and way of living and it was seamless. I sat on my front steps watching my parents leave to go back to California in June and cried buckets. When they got back to California, my mother called me to let me know they were home and safe (we'd talked intermittently during their drive west anyway). I told her that I'd been unexpectedly emotional watching them leave. She told me; "Me too. I cried all the way to the Oklahoma border". I miss my parents :-( But I love Missouri and my folks were so impressed with everything they saw that they are considering buying land near me and building a house! I never thought I'd live to see the day I'd be thrilled to think it a great thing to have my parents live near me, but nothing would make me happier now.
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