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Should a Child Be Geographically Close to Both Parents?

Does putting miles between a parent and child strain their relationship? When couples head to Splitsville, custody can become an intense issue if a mom or pop decides to move. While a short distance isn't likely to hinder visitation, a bigger move might. How important do you think it is for a youngster to live near both parents?

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starbucks2 starbucks2 6 years
Anonymous, do you really think it would be good for a toddler to not have a steady home but to switch weekly? Bad idea, IMO... And I also agree with skigurl. It doesn't have to negatively affect the relationship, but it takes a lot of hard work!
amber512 amber512 6 years
I completely agree, skigurl!
skigurl skigurl 6 years
Even if you vote no, I don't think anyone can say "distance DOESN'T put a strain on the parent/child bond"...of course it would, if the parent and child don't see each other very often. You're not going to remain insanely close to anyone if you never see them. Yes, geographical distance is important, but if it's impossible, frequent visits are a must to keep the bond alive. Especially when the child is young and in their formative years.
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