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    I would move. Me, DH, DD and DS moved interstate away from all family over 12 months ago and even though it was hard I think it has been really good for us. We also moved because of work for DH. DD was 2 and DS was only 5 months. My kids adjusted really good. We Skype all the time with my mum and sisters and also talk on the phone. If your only 4 hours away your family can always visit on weekends.

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    I would move, as hard as it is you can't really afford to stay where you are. Can your step sister move with you?

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    I would move. As hard as it is for the kids to move, and as hard as it will be with your family ... you need money to live.

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    Definitely move. Kids are resilient and if you talk about it like an adventure and something exciting and to look forward to, that's the way she'll see it. If you talk about it like something that will be really hard and not happy, then that's how she'll see it.

    You need to do what is best for your family. There are some lovely places up North.

    And 4 hours isn't that bad. We're about 3.5 hours from MIL and DH often takes the kids down for weekends, almost every long weekend, and half holidays. And she comes here too.

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    Personally, I would stay. Family and stability are more pronounced for me than money. But, it doesn't matter what we all say, only you know what is right for your family and the circumstances. Good luck!

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    I would actually do both .

    Move and then if I hated it, I'd move back....lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy2be3 View Post
    Personally, I would stay. Family and stability are more pronounced for me than money. But, it doesn't matter what we all say, only you know what is right for your family and the circumstances. Good luck!
    I agree

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    I would rather move and achieve financial stability.

    As others have said kids adapt. I uprooted my DS 3/4 of the way through year one and moved interstate. He coped with it very well.

    Being 4 hours away you are still within distance to travel to see family. Maybe not every day or even every week but often enough.

    I think the move sounds very beneficial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy2be3 View Post
    Personally, I would stay. Family and stability are more pronounced for me than money. But, it doesn't matter what we all say, only you know what is right for your family and the circumstances. Good luck!
    That's why the move- we don't have stability here.

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    Thanks everyone. Appreciate the responses. Dh spoke to the boss and when he got off the phone was looking at houses... Positive sign. I'm scared about moving as we have only just settled here (moved back here 18 months ago) and I've just started making some wonderful friends and feeling settled.... But oh how I dream of the day we don't have to worry if we will have enough food to last the fortnight or worry about where we will find the money for bills!


 

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