(Closed) Moving Guilt Caused by Mom

posted 6 years ago in Long Distance Relationships
Post # 3
1244 posts
Bumble bee

First of all, it’s unacceptable that she’s laying this guilt trip on you. Sure, she’s going to miss you, however her behavior is selfish. It may behoove you to gently let her know that you’re not a little girl anymore. You love and cherish her and the bond you have. And that isn’t going away just because you’re physically moving. You’re not leaving her, you’re going towards your future. It’s about you, not her. Maybe a suggestion of a regular visit would help ease her mind. Good luck.

Post # 4
48 posts
  • Wedding: May 2016

@ellem:  I feel your pain. My mom gets like this with me.  I am moving in with my boyfriend this weekend and she acts like I am going to forget about her.  I’m moving 20 minutes away, by the way, and she is still acting like this.  Just be strong because you know what you’re doing is the right step for you. I’m sure she is sad to see you go and makes comments about it, but she just wants to hear you say how you are going to miss her too. You have to do this for you and moms know this they just don’t like to let go.

Post # 5
283 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My mum is super opinionated and I just moved 8 hours away from her with my husband. In the end I just stopped listening, did what I wanted and now she’s fine with it haha

Post # 6
3240 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

my mom is like this whenever I move ANYWHERE. ‘Oh, I’m never going to see you again! It won’t ever be the same!’  I like to point out: 1) all the restaurants in little towns between us to meet for supper 2) when I lived at home we weren’t together all the time anyway because we both have lives and 3) OF COURSE I will always be her little girl! Sheesh! Does she think I would give up x, y, and z awesome part about being in her family? I try to point out the next time we will see each other so she has a concrete date to look forward to, and that seems to help.

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