LeeAnn - posted on 02/04/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )
Hello! This is my first post :-) I have 3 "kids", ages 26, 23, and 19. The oldest two are living on thier own. My 19 year old is a full time college student (4.0 GPA honor student!) who lives at home with me and works part time. My ex-husband and I divorced 2 years ago. After the divorce I fell in love with a man I had known socially for many years -- he proposed last summer and tragically died of a heart attack 3 days later. I am considering the opportunity to relocate 4 hours north to his home; it was our plan to live and retire there. My concern is for my 19 year old: he and I are very bonded (we even work together!). He is very smart, self sufficient, organized, and capable. If I act on my chance to relocate, he will be staying here to finish school. He has many sources of support (my mother, his sister, his brother, family friends, my brother & sister who live in the area, etc)...am I selfish to consider moving at this point in his life? I am afraid to derail his success and focus at school. He seems fine with the concept of renting a room from a co-worker we both know and trust (in fact is excited about it), and I would be able to continue to help support him financially. What do you Moms think?