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They have their own lives.

This, I think, is what parents often seem not to understand when they pick up everything and move "closer to the kids."

Maybe the kids really don't want you (the generic "you") that close - but don't say so, of course. Maybe they are thrilled to - AT LAST - be out from under the parental "eye" and able to more fully become adults themselves.

Maybe they want to rear up their children THEIR way - not the way you would do it.

Relationships among blood relatives are very complicated. Just stand back and observe at any family reunion. There is not one in ten million "Walton" families out there.

My advice is to live your OWN life and do what YOU want to do. If hubby is happier on a farm - then go get one. The kids will be fine without you. And isn't that what you wanted for them in the first place? Doesn't mean you will never see them again.

Again, "you" in this post means the generic "you" - not anyone in particular.

Just some thoughts on this subject.

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