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post #2 of Old 03-06-2003
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Guilt of leaving kids behind

If your son marries the love of his life, and finds a good employment opportunity to support his wife and future family 500 miles away from you, do you have any doubt that he will be willing to relocate in the best interests of his own family?

You''ve done your job, and it''s time for your children to live their lives, and for you to live yours. Just keep in regular contact with them, to show them your continuing support, and so you can be there for them if they really need your help.

I''m grateful that my parents gently nudged me out of the nest at the appropriate time.
I''m very close to being in the same situation with my son, and I know how difficult it is, but it''s the right thing to do.
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