move away!!!!!!!!

United States
August 3, 2011 12:56pm CST
What do you guy's/gal's believe in when it comes down to leaving family. Is it the best step or should you always stay close to family. Please let me know your thoughts.
7 responses
• Philippines
3 Aug 11
When I got married and started my own family I was really geographically away from my family but that's only the distance, it's not our relationship. We do stay close as a family and communicate with each other every day through internet,sms or phone calls. We do have a close family ties even with my relatives. Every two years our clan gathers for a reunion. Even if I do miss a lot of family gatherings, I still continue to communicate with my aunties, uncles and cousins. Our family help each other. Even if there is a problem in our relatives, we do discuss to solve problem and help each other too.
• United States
3 Aug 11
That sounds cool. My husband is far away from his family to but just like you they remain in contact by internet and the phone. He often mentions how he wish we were there with his family cuz its more help and support. I think it takes a strong person to leave so brownie points for you ;)
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
3 Aug 11
I have always been pretty lucky in having my kids live within an hour driving distance. I think it's impoertant for families to be close by, especially the immediate family. Life is short, sometimes we don't know how short, and need to remind ourselves to say "I love you" and be kind to each other.
• United States
3 Aug 11
Aww that was sweet. I agree I was raised with 'I LOVE YOU" family and will forever say it and mean it!
@bubuth (1816)
• Philippines
28 Oct 11
for me,i love being with my family..Its makes me much comfortable.
• United States
11 Aug 11
I personally am so close with my parents, especially my mother, that I will always try to stay close because I love them and we don't have an extended family, I would worry about them if I lived far away. That is just in my case, my extended family I am away from and so are my parents and brothers, and we are glad to be, because they were and are not loving or supportive, they just brought hurt and negativity. So I think it depends on the family, and the kind of relationship that you have with those family members.
• Philippines
10 Aug 11
I am leaving away with my family but it doesn't mean that we are not close to each other. When I decided to leave independently I have this dillema that I would not be able to survive because I am really close to my Family. But when you have priorities you need to deal with it at first it is really hard to be away to the family but this will make you more responsible at independent daughther and your family will be proud of you then. Also like I have said t doesn't mean that when you are away you can't stay close to the family physically you are not there but in there heart and mind you will be always be there. Also there are many ways wo keep in touch like we have, cellphones, internet that will help you cope up on the "missing" period.
• United States
3 Aug 11
In my opinion, it is better to get close with the family. Life is short and our families are the closest people in our lives. Living far from them doesn't mean that our relationship is far as well. We need to go far sometimes to work so we can help and support them with their basic needs. I am moving with my husband soon, a thousand miles from my family but our technology is at good used now to stay closer with them.
• Philippines
3 Aug 11
It's good to be independent but you should always keep your ties with your family. It doesn't matter if you had a good or bad relationship with them, a family is always a family. When everyone else turns their back at you, you always have your family to turn to.