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I am divorced, with two young children and have been in a long distance relationship for 15 months. My boyfriend and I have discussed, in great depth, one of us moving and we've decided my girls and I will be the ones to move to him. Our plan is to get married and expand on our life together, otherwise I wouldn't even consider moving my kids. While I am extremely excited and very ready for us to move, I am experiencing a great amount of guilt for moving my children. They are 8 and 5 and their dad has a very minimal relationship with them and their visitation with him will stay the same. This is a piece of the guilt (moving them "away" from him), but the biggest part is moving them from family, friends and school. It is only 2.5 hours away, where we're moving, and there will definitely be lots of visits back and forth and continued connections to where we are leaving, but I feel bad. Has anyone else experienced this? If so, do you have any advice?