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by zombigirl (zombigirl)
at November 28th, 2006 (12:30 pm)
annoyed

current mood: annoyed

I'd like to know....
After we've all moved, and started our new lives with significant others, spouses, etc....

What do you say to well-meaning family members who constantly ask you "When are you moving back??"

I've started a new life two years ago with my American husband, and we've just had our first child. Now it seems my family feels it's their RIGHT to have me closer to them, since there's a child involved and all...I've tried saying politely "No, we're happy where we are..." and it always comes up next conversation online or over the phone....

Do you get these same guilt-trips? How do you handle them?

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Posted by: Mary (sillygoosegirl)
Posted at: November 28th, 2006 08:14 pm (UTC)

How frustrating that they are trying to butt in on this decision! We tell my husband's family that they can move to live near us if they want. We tell my family that we are looking forward to moving to be near them, but it doesn't make sense for us yet. It's kind of frustrating sometimes, but I really don't feel guilty about where we have chosen to live, so they haven't really affected me with any attempted guilt-trips. It's our life, our family, and our decision.

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