My Dad is about 1km away and we see him daily. We do a lot together- groceries, coffee a couple of times a week, at least one dinner.
My Mum and IL's live 1.5hours away, and personally I think another few hours distance between us would be better.
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07-01-2012 21:38 #21
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My in-laws live 1 hour away and it sucks. I loved it when they were 5 mins away. We see them every few weeks.
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07-01-2012 21:45 #23
Yes. ILs are up the road, my parents are 5 min drive away.
MIL has recently started to have DD once a week and I normally see my Mum daily.
I'm very lucky to have a LOT of help but I have only recently started accepting it. The days when I'm stuck at home with just DD are tbh very depressing. I adore DD but it's lonely. So on the days I know it's just us I try to not be in the house.
07-01-2012 21:56 #24
I live a few minutes from my parents.
I'm around the corner from one sibling and five minutes from the other.
Ten minutes from my IL's.
No more than 1/2 hour from my BIL's and SIL's.
When Ds1 was born, the I'L's had few boundaries. Thankfully, that's no longer the case.
I love having my family close by. They have been incredibly supportive and my little one's have such an incredible relationship with them. I consider myself very lucky.
07-01-2012 22:07 #25
My mum, dad and sister lives in Western Australia and I live in South Australia. The rest of my family lives in South Africa.
07-01-2012 22:10 #26
Yes, live about 5 minutes from my mum and MIL. Both are there for us in a heartbeat if they aren't busy and if it was for something important would drop what they're doing to be there for us.
07-01-2012 22:12 #27
My parents are 10 minutes away. Mum looks after my boys once a week when I work and when I have appointments etc. I get a lot of help from them. They are fantastic.
Hubby's parents are 15 minutes away but will help out if given enough notice and it suits their schedule. Today they looked after the boys for the first time in about 10 months. I'll be devastated (not) when they move away in August. 90 minutes is a healthy distance. MIL is being really nice lately but I've had 11 years of her hell. It's actually scary.
My three siblings are 20 minutes from me in completely different directions. They aren't a huge help but love my boys.
Hubby's older brother lives with his parents, so 15 minutes away. He is no help whatsoever. His twin is just over an hour away. He finds it really hard, especially since he lived 10 minutes away until he moved and they have a strong connection. I'm sad but also glad his wife and child don't stop by all the time, stay all day, eat our food and not offer to help tidy up or anything.
07-01-2012 22:32 #28
We live in WA. My family is in Qld and DHs is in Vic.
07-01-2012 22:38 #29
Yep - my mum is about 1min away, but we don't see her that often. Though she does help pretty much whenever we need her to babysit. And because I can't drive she helps get me places when DH can't. Or she will watch the boys so I can go alone.
DHs parents live 45mins away. We see them most weekends and talk to them weekly if not every night lol DH is very close to his dad
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07-01-2012 22:58 #30
My father and brother who live together live five minutes away I haven't seen dad since june though
My mil and fil live also 5 minutes away we see the weekly at least
Sil lives 3 hours away so don't see regularly
We live with my mum. Younger sister(who is pregnant ) and her bf and my littlest brother
We as in my dh, dd and I and I'm also pregnant
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