Won't Move Closer to the Stepkids

>> Tuesday, November 17, 2009

My kids asked me the other day if my stepkids could move to the house three doors down from us so they'd be close. The younger kids didn't understand that the ex works in another state and it would not be possible - ever. We didn't explain to them why we'd never move closer to the ex again.

We used to live two blocks from the ex but things were SO hostile, it was a huge source of stress and frustration on a daily basis. We moved after we'd had to call law enforcement over it so the thought of the ex living THAT close to us again - no thank you. Now she's just a source of stress and frustration several times a year!

We've talked about moving back closer to the kids several times. I'd have to work outside the house again instead of working from home. I'd probably also have to get a second job pursuing life insurance leads for business on top of it because the area where my stepkids live has been hit hard economically in the area my husband and I worked in. Moving closer is probably an impossibility really and certainly not worth risking our own four kids' well-being (if we want to keep a roof over their heads, which we do). Give up stability and security for hostility from the ex and indifference from the stepkids? No thank you.

2 comments:

Blending Families November 19, 2009 at 2:53 AM  

Blending families is hard. I hope you will always be filled with wisdom in your decisions.

Syn November 23, 2009 at 9:12 AM  

Trying to juggle it all is difficult. Making decisions for what is best for everybody as a whole instead of individuals doesn't always make for good blending.

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