(Closed) Far Away Family- NWR

posted 8 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

While I was earning my undergraduate degree my family moved to Nashville, while I was still in Illinois.  My whole extended family lives throughout the country, but mostly Minnesota and I felt very alone.  At first I was pretty sad, but being in school and for you planning a wedding & working keep me really busy which helped a lot.  Another bonus was getting to travel to where they were living and having tons of fun.  Getting to see new places and do some of their favorite activities with them.The distance made me appreciate our together more and allowed me to become more independent.  

Is your FI’s family close to you?  This could be a great time to get to know them better or spend some more time with them since they are going to be a big part of your life.

Just don’t dwell on the fact that they are not near by for things, they are always a phone call away no matter what the situation.  And with all of the internet video chat stuff you can still see them everyday.   

Post # 5
Member
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

It’s ok to have a short pitty party, I had one.  Somedays will be harder than others, there is no way around that, but it is how you deal with them that matters.  It sounds like you have  a really supportive Fiance who is there for you, which is wonderful.  I really look to my SO for that sense of family and I think that will be a benefit to us in the future.  

Also, don’t discount the power of “framily”  or friends that become family.  There may be other people that you see every day in class who are dealing with the same thing. Keep an eye out for them and try to be open to the idea of “framily”.  Personally, I get the most inspiration and encouragement from my “framily” since they are now the ones who are there for the day to day happenings of life.   

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