I have an opportunity to move abroad for school but my parents are trying to guilt me into staying. I understand their fears and I’ll miss them too, but I know I’ll regret it if I pass this up. Will the guilt get easier over time?

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Yes, everything gets easier over time. It's really a sad situation for parents whenever their kids leave the nest, but in the end, it will happen sooner or later. Just try to make the best out of it, and if you do take the offer, best of luck!

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one of the best decisions I ever made was spending time abroad. everyone should. there can be emotional/ relational challenges, but benefits outweigh those, and if you give into that pressure you’ll become resentful down the road. its really the best decision for all parties even if that goes unrecognized for a while

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I grew so much and and really figured out who I was by moving abroad and experiencing the world on my own. I agree, it's something everyone should experience.

Its never easy for a parent to let go of their kids. I move away from my family for a job and my parents were against it. It wasn't easy but once they saw how well I was doing they were ok with it.

You will see that if you take this opportunity, in 10 years' time you will be looking back and you will be like "wow, thank god I decided to come here". It really is a huge opportunity, so if I were you, I wouldn't pass it over.

It's hard for your parents to let you go, but this is the time in your life where you need to start exploring and develop who you are. Moving abroad was the best decision I ever made (and I never moved back).

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