would you leave your children to work abroad?

United States
August 21, 2008 3:03pm CST
this is a common dilemma in our country. of course no one wants to be far from their children. I for one dont want to miss a moment in my chidren's life. But in our country, you just cant pay all the bills, send the children to a good school or feed them healthy foods. it is an option of poor & middle class families to wirk abroad even for a year or so to earn a good amount of money. are you willing to do such thing?
5 responses
• Indonesia
22 Aug 08
Every decision in life always have positive and negative aspects. So it's your call. I know it's not easy for you, but first of all you have to set your priority in life. To stay with your family or leave them for their better future in life. Every decision has also contained its own consequences that we cannot avoid. Considering the condition in your country, I would prefer to work abroad with expectation to later take my family abroad and live together there.
• United States
22 Aug 08
those are very good advice, asiatic_r10
• Indonesia
23 Aug 08
I hope the best for you and your family in the future.
@Anne18 (11034)
21 Aug 08
no i would never leave my children to go and work abroad, but some of hte people who come to work in england don't aways have that choice which is very sad as i'm sure many of them would rather stay at home with the children but htey have to go abroad to work to support not only there children but hte rest of the family as well. it is very sad for them.
• United States
21 Aug 08
thats exactly how i feel. if i will be given the chance, i might just leave my kids to my parents even just for e year, so i can earn a bit and give them a good future. but that is a very diffucult decision because i dont ever wanna be apart from my kids
@rkrish (3003)
• India
17 Sep 08
its not in my hands for making the dream of my children. and in my country people are moving out to other countries and doing well too. so if my children likes it and then i am too with them
• United States
23 Aug 08
I am fortunate to live in an area that I would never have to consider this question. My immediate answer would be NO, but that is because I live a decent life. If I were trying to make ends meet, it would be a different situation. I wouldn't want to leave my children. I don't think anyone ever would want too. I guess I'd like to find a way to take them with me. I know there are many careers that this is not possible. This is a very tough question and one that is very hard to answer if you truly try to put yourself in the same mindset as those that are faced with the reality of this question. I will say a prayer and be thankful that I don't have to consider it. In the end, I guess I would do whatever I would have to do for the betterment of my children.
@bowtieguy (5925)
• United States
22 Aug 08
No, my sons are the only reason I get up and go to work everyday. I want a good life for them, that is why I kept up with a job I hated for them. luckily I was promoted into a better position that I like now but for many years I just wanted to quit but could not since I had to provide for them. I could not imagine one day going by that I would not get to see them, Their love and praise for me is twice as strong as any cup of coffee. Just knowing how much they love and respect me is enough to get me going each day.