(Closed) Coming to Terms With Moving 18 Hours Away From Family After Wedding

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’m in the same boat – my fiance lives in San Diego, California and I live in Maryland, the day after the wedding I pack up and move across the country to be with him. We were originally going to stay here but he got a job opportunity and we decided it was best if we moved to California. My parents are devestated and my mom is worried she’ll never see us or her future grandkids – but I’m not too worried, I think they will come around in time. I have a 6 year old brother and a 22 year old brother that I’m going to miss terribly and all my friends are in Maryland so I know how you feel. It can be all so overwhelming!

I get down sometimes but I think about how great technology is – I can Skype, txt, call, email whenever I want and there are planes, trains, etc. to get me to them if I need to. It helps me to to think about how much I love my fiance and what a great future we have ahead of us. But I know exactly how you’re feeling!

Post # 4
1109 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I moved from Michigan to Louisiana two years ago. (we are getting married this September)

It was really hard on both me and my family.  I miss them terribly but I know that I have a better life here with Fiance than I did back in Michigan.

Technology is wonderful and I make sure to call everyone at least once a week if not more.  Plus emailing, facebook, skype (basically all the stuff MrsA0412 said)

Just make sure you save up the money to go home once a year (I go twice!) and then your family can come visit, and it helps break up the lonliness.

Also, it seems like your Fiance knows that you will have a hard time with it, just make sure you communicate with him if you are having a bad day about it.  It helps when I can say “Lance, I’m having a really hard day today missing my family.”  And we talk about it. It is a lot better than him every being like “suck it up!”  (he wouldnt ever say that!)

If you ever need to talk to anyone about moving or if you are just having a hard time dealing with it you can PM me!   =)

Post # 5
388 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012 - El Faro Convention center, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

I’m in a similar boat! We will be moving from Puerto Rico to Ohio a month after the wedding and leaving BOTH of our families behind. I’ve lived across the street from my grandparents, uncles and cousins my whole life so its a really drastic change. 

I’m keeping a positive attitude about the move. I’m excited I get to explore a whole new place, meet new people and start our life together.

I plan on visiting every year during Christmas and my parents plan on visiting us during the summer . Skype will soon become my best friend 🙂


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