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    Default Ever moved away from family?

    We are quite settled, 3 kids, nice house etc.
    Then the opportunity arises for a sea change. There's pros and cons. My biggest issue is leaving what I know and dragging the kids away from what they know. They are dd 8, ds 6 and dd 4. The eldest 2 are happy at school. Youngest starts next year.
    Also it means leaving my sister and her 4 kids and we're all very close.

    The upside is new beginnings, seeing and living in a different area, financially may be better.

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    Anyone?

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    Yes and I hated it.

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    The move or being away from family?

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    Yes and it's what saved our marriage.
    I don't have any close family (parents or siblings) although my DD1 chose not to move with us, but she had her own life and was self sufficient.
    It's the best thing we ever did. Our kids have been given fantastic education opportunities, and my DH has upskilled and is now earning more than he possibly could have had we stayed in the city.

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    Was it hard to make new friends. ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by musicalmummy View Post
    The move or being away from family?
    Being away from family, friends, my local places I like to go... everything.

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    Ah, not really. I volunteered at the kids school (still do!) In tuckshop and reading in class, and both kids got involved in extra carricular activities, so met people there. I also met a nice lady who advertised on the local buy swap page for a walking buddy. We are still good friends!

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    Quote Originally Posted by musicalmummy View Post
    Was it hard to make new friends. ?
    No not really. Playgroup was good for making friends. Although come to think about it, I really just made one awesome friend (who I miss dearly, she was the only thing I was upset about moving away from), but the rest of my friends were just the kind that you made polite small talk with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by musicalmummy View Post
    We are quite settled, 3 kids, nice house etc.
    Then the opportunity arises for a sea change. There's pros and cons. My biggest issue is leaving what I know and dragging the kids away from what they know. They are dd 8, ds 6 and dd 4. The eldest 2 are happy at school. Youngest starts next year.
    Also it means leaving my sister and her 4 kids and we're all very close.

    The upside is new beginnings, seeing and living in a different area, financially may be better.
    Yes I did to escape domestic violence. I really struggled thro the first few months but now after 12 months I'll never go back. I have no family here and that can get hard. But I'm happy and my kids are happy. No regrets here!

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