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    Quote Originally Posted by Freyamum View Post
    So do any of you feel guilty that your kids don't see grandparents, cousins etc? I'm lucky at least my family are all living and loving and great just WE moved to Australia far away. I think what compounds my sadness (on bad days) is thinking how much my mum would love to spend time with my kids especially my 9 month old and how I'm denying them that relationship for a better life in Aus that isn't turning out that way if I'm honest but Irish economy still risky and Ireland is so damn wet for my outdoorsy kids!! I just want to transport all my family here!
    No don't feel guilty at all. We visit family every 3mths and often stay for 3 or 4 weeks. I figure if the family feel they are missing out on the kids they can come visit. We visit them often enough.

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    I'm similar in that my dad died when I was little, then my brother moved to a different state 13 years ago, and then we moved regional 3 years ago, so we are 3.5 hours from my mum who is on her own in Sydney. DH is from O/S, so my youngest has never met is nanny and the eldest 3 were babies last time we saw her. We also only see my brother, niece and nephew once a year because they Are so far away. I don't feel guilty about it, but I do wish we were all closer, does that make sense?


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