Thinking about making a move across the country with my family for what I think is a great career opportunity but struggling with taking my kids away from all their family for a job. Advice?

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That’s a hard one. I can empathize with you as I’ve had to face something similar but my gut said to stay by family (who are also very helpful with babysitting). How old are your kids?

Yeah mine are little like yours too. I actually don’t regret it bc they have such a close relationship with their grandparents/aunts/uncles/cousins nearby. I can’t imagine not having their help at this stage of our life either. Maybe I’ll feel different later, but the job I would have moved for was more exciting but also a big risk that could have maybe not worked out better than my current job, so I’m okay with my choice for now. I also felt like I knew in my gut what I really wanted to do (stay). What is your gut telling you?

What does your partner think, if you have a partner? Also, what does your family think?

Husband is very supportive. Haven’t told family yet because I worry about their reaction.

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