Post # 1
I wish I could see them all the time but that is definitely not the case. I am such a homebody I miss them dearly, but I think it has made me the person I am today, someone who cares so much about my family. I do get sad but I am so lucky that I can travel home when I want (whenever plane tickets are cheap and I can take time off from work). I know in the future when we decide to have kids it will be different, but who knows what the future holds for us, maybe we’ll move closer. Tell me about you! Do you wish you lived closer?
Post # 3
I’ve been living away for the last 3 years or so, and during college I went home about twice a year, ( summer and x-mas break) occasionally 3 times . Since graduation last December I have been home once.
Its difficult but you get used to using e-mail and phone chats to keep intouch. I don’t skype but I heard its great! I was a homebody too and I hope to become a homebody with the husband and start my own family, helping me to transition.
Some days I wish I lived closer, and I know that where I live now wont be forever. One day at a time 🙂
Post # 4
I moved about 1 hour away from my family. Granted it’s not far, but I’m unable to see them as often as I’d like. My schedule for work is all over the place since I work at a hospital. It is nice when I do have some consecutive days off. I’ll take the trip over, stay a few nights, then head back home.
Post # 5
@Eva Peron: Yes! exactly 🙂 one day at a time! I want to skype with my sister and my dad. I should get them set up next time I’m home 🙂
Post # 6
I moved twice and my family followed. We’re hoping when we move to the east coast they stay put lol We can come visit them but having them too close does not work at all in our situation. I’m the baby of the family and the most settled (and sadly that includes my mom) and they are very dependant. I understand helping them but (mostly my sister) takes it a little too far and takes advantage. We’ll probably see them once or twice a year once we’re settled.
Post # 7
I totally understand what you’re going through. I moved to Boston last year and I miss my family so much! my sister lives in California, my brother in Nevada and my mom and dad in PR. we don’t skype as much as we should be we have the occasional video chat. When I went back home for the wedding and we were all together again I felt so sad that I had to leave them again. MY parents are talking about moving to the states because they miss us all so much but even then it’ll be hard because we’re so spread out through the country.
I’ll probably go back to PR 1-2 times a year depending on plane tickets (like you said). I definitely wish I would be closer, but I don’t think I’ll go back to live there any time soon!
Post # 8
My family is in NYC. I went to college in Rhode Island, grad school in Boston, lived in Boston for 5 years and have lived in Virginia for 6 years. I see my family 1-2 times per year. Skype is wonderful!
Post # 9
My family moved to Hawaii a few years ago. I see them about once a year, on holidays mostly. If I’m lucky I see them twice, if I’m broke I see them every 2. It gets kind of lonel, especially around holidays – my FHs family is awesome but it’s not the same you know? Thank goodness for emails and FB, it helps us stay connected.
Post # 10
I’m actually happy with the distance. Sometimes I wish we lived closer (we’re a 10 hr drive from both of our families) but overall it’s fine. I like being able to get our own routine down without getting advice or “tips” on everything. We’re probably going to see family about 5 times each this year. We do chat regularly on the phone/skype/by email.
Post # 11
I moved half way across the country (23 hr drive, 15-1600 miles) for college and while we are moving back nearer my family for grad school (most likely, or else moving to the UK) I don’t feel I need to be that close. Though I certainly don’t want to live toooo close to either set of parents (particularly his, Mother-In-Law can be a bit manipulating). At closest with my first choice program we would still be 1-1.5 hours away from my parents. We’re planning on spending the short holidays (Easter and thanksgiving) with the parents that are closest and Christmas with the farther away parents, if we can afford the flights between. We both talk to at least one of our parents every other week or so to keep in touch
Post # 12
I moved over 3,000 miles to the other side of the country from my family (NJ to AZ) right after college and have been on my own for 3 years. I’m the baby and my family was very dependent on me so it was quite the change. I’m happy with it but do miss my mom a lot! I call her all the time as technology has not been kind to her (she has no clue what skype is or how to operate a computer so totally out of the question). We go back (me and my FH) about every 2 years or so to visit and we try to fly my mom out every other year or so if finances can manage it. The FH’s family is right in town so I know we at least have someone around to enjoy the holidays with.
Post # 13
We moved from NC to CA right after we got married. Both of us are from NC and our entire families are still there. Living here will only be for 6 years and we plan on moving back, closer to home. At least to the south. My sister is coming out in October 🙂 Hopefully we’ll (whole families) get to see each other a few times a year, but for now we’re skyping a lot.
Post # 14
@merenguito: I know that feeling! That’s the way my family is too! I live in Philadelphia and my dad and sister in PR. My brother is in Ohio.
Post # 15
Okay… this is gonna be a stupid question but what is ‘PR’?
I’ve moved about an hour away from my parents. I do miss my family a lot and I think for now we’ll be seeing them on weekends. When we have kids or even if our routine changes a bit, it will be every 2 weekends. Both our families live in the same town so we’ll see them all in one shot.
Post # 16
My husband moved to California from the Netherlands. I wish our families lived closer to each other! He’ll only get to see them probably once a year – hopefully! Tickets are so not cheap, so it will depend on our savings and the prices, and whether his family can help by traveling here maybe every other year.