Would you leave your wife and kids to earn more abroad?
December 17, 2008 11:19am CST
It breaks my heart everytime a close friend or family member leaves behind his/her family to work overseas. It's a better choice they say. How about you, would you rather stay home find a job where your family is and watch your children grow and help your wife guide them? or will you take the opportunity to work for higher pay to provide your family higher standard of living and sacrifice the chance of parenting them upclose and personal? Why?
17 Dec 08
Did that mistake once & I am still regretting, as the time spent away cannot be regained. all the money i made during those years vanished in 3 months. Also the relationship got so strained that it took many more years to become normal. I strongly believe that it is not worth the pain.What does one achieve with all that extra money? in most cases an extra bedroom for the house. It is much more thrill to watch your children growing up, solve family issues together & share each others space rather than earn few extra bucks. It is lure of better life that tempts people out of their homelands. I agree with you.Money is important but not everything in life.
18 Dec 08
I wish you could share your experience with my friend to discourage them from leaving their family. Sometimes it works for others but i would rather not take the risk that might strain important relationships. Anyway I hope you are over with your sad experience and is living a happier life with your family. Have a nice day :)
17 Dec 08
I think it would be better to stay at home with your wife and family. life really is very short and before you know it the children would be adults and you would have missed all those special moments together. I think this must be hard on a wife also as she would be left to cope and she would feel like a single parent. Money really is not everything. Yes! It does help and makes life easier but our families are far more important to us.