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foxrosy:I'm alone. I left Northern California for Southern to be with my fianc. My nearest family and friends are six hours away by car. It's been extremely hard and lonely.
jersey1402:Me, my family is 13 hour flight away in England and dh's family are all in Florida and SC. We have friends in Oklahoma but they are all 30 mins plus drive away.
Having ds has made us rethink things a bit. So I think we will end up moving closer to at least his family in the next couple of years.
I'm another one. Closest family is 400 miles. Before kids it never bothered me, but since having them, I really crave family close by. Some of it for help/babysitting, but mostly for growing those close family relationships. It makes me sad to think my boys won't know their cousins well, etc.
My career is going to keep me where I am though -- so we're hoping that some of DHs family will move closer after retirement.
Cole Henry Quinn
I live in Nor Cal and my family lives in Wa. My sister aways complains about how hard having a baby is but my mom run to the store with her so she can have help! It drives me crazy! I miss my family and would love help
It sucks! We're I'm Canada and my parents are in Chicago and my sister is in Minneapolis. My in laws live here, but MIL has never offered to help with DS and is not the to volunteer or drop by to help out. I miss my mom and dad SO much! I'll see them multiple times this summer, so that will be great...but I would LOVE to have them live in the same city!
Us. My ILs are only an hour away, but I don't feel very comfortable with MIL (problems in the past) and she doesn't like to make the drive. In a pinch she can help out, but not regularly or just so we can go out for an evening. All of our close friends also moved between 1-3 hours away within the last 2 years.
My family lives about 4000 miles away. Enough said.
I'm in NorCal; my parents and youngest sister are two hours away in Central Cali, and my middle sister is in Utah. I never wanted to live anywhere near my parents until I had my son. Now...well, most of the time it's okay, but I was surprised how much I enjoyed having my mom come and stay for two weeks. I am sad DS won't get to spend the time with his grandparents that I got to spend with mine (we all lived in the same town when I was little).
DH has a couple siblings nearby (within 30 minutes), but his brother is in his late 30s and still smokes pot and I hate his fianc?e, so they are out for babysitting duties. I would let his sister and her fianc? babysit, but they have never offered. We aren't all that close to them...seems silly because we live so close to each other but they just live really different lifestyles than we do so they choose to stay away and we don't push the issue too often.
We just moved here so we are still in the friend-making process. Much harder to do with a newborn.
Teacher Clark: Runaway22:Basically.
Runaway I don't know how you do it girl.
I tried to find a funny pic and/or come up with a clever rebuttal... but I'm a failure