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Families Living Far Apart

Is Your Family Near or Far?

In today's global climate, it is not rare for families to live miles or even continents apart. Generations used to reside under one roof and everyone lent their hands in caring for the wee ones. As children venture off to school and jobs and eventually settle down and have babies, grandparents must travel to see their legacies. Occasionally the family ties are strong enough to pull those offspring back home to their roots.

Are you close to your family tree?

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Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
We used to live in the same town as all of our immediate family. We now live almost 3000 miles away and it's the best thing we've ever done. We love our family and yes, it makes visits harder, and the children don't get to see their Grandparents as much, but the benefits for us far outweigh the negatives.
MissSushi MissSushi 8 years
We moved across the country after my parents did to be near them. I dont want to live away from my family again, even if im not neccesarly jazzed about where i live now. On an off note, its kind of sad that so many people have no wish to be near their families.
schnappycat schnappycat 8 years
All of our family is 1500 miles away in Michigan. It mostly sucks. :(
runningesq runningesq 8 years
Most everyone is in Maryland :)
kty kty 8 years
most of my family members are in Europe(France,germany and London)the rest are in houston,not far from fort worth but still not close enough
mstrauss mstrauss 8 years
Both! My in-laws live in New York, near us, but my family lives in Seattle.
Moms Moms 8 years
Almost all our relatives live in San Francisco or a short commute away. My kids love being surrounded by their grandparents, great-grandparents, uncles and aunts and cousins and I can't imagine raising them anywhere else.
queenegg queenegg 8 years
My family is close except my brother (Japan) and my sister (Arizona). His family is north with his sister in Germany. I know that it's great my family lives nearby with the baby coming, but there's so many feuds that I really want to get out of it before our child remembers the arguements and comments about one another. It's just not good for a child to grow up around.
NyckieRocks NyckieRocks 8 years
Right now my husband is in the Army, and we are stationed in California (we also spent a year in Korea), so we've been apart from our families for a few years now. Luckily, in 3 months he'll be getting out and we're moving to Florida where most of his family lives and mine will soon be following! I can't wait! Free babysitting- that's how I see it!
luckyme luckyme 8 years
I like to say that my family is *just* far enough away. For the most part, we all live in the same state, but we live at least 30 to 45 minutes from everyone. It requires a phone call as opposed to just a random "we're in the neighborhood," which I like. And actually, I'm getting to the point that I wouldn't mind living further away.
Chrstne Chrstne 8 years
I have family members in Italy, California, NJ/NY. I live down south, so no one is here. I'm the only one of what I consider my immediate family to leave home and have no family around at all. However, there are people like my dad, who has lived near his parents since he moved out! (Across the street) Same with my mom.
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