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Guilt of leaving kids behind

My partner and I have planned for years to cut the ties to land. We purchased our 37'' Rafiki cutter 2 years ago. 2 of our children are already out of the house the last one is finishing school this year. We just sold one house, and plan on putting the last one on the market next month. All though this came as no surprise to the kids, leaving the youngest behind has left me feeling quite guilty. He says he''s excited but scared that I won''t be around. How does one cope with the guilt. A part of me can''t wait to step aboard, the "parent" part of me feels like I''m abandoning my kids. Even though I will continue to financially help him out. I even asked if he would like to come along, but of course at his age, he''d prefer to stay in town where his work and friends are. My partner says I''m a natural worrier and to relax, that things so far have fallen into place and they will continue to.
Any thoughts?
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