By Anonymous - 3/11/2020 14:05 - United States

Moving day, grandma

Today, after my daughter fell in love with a city I didn't want to move to and I caved to make her happy, after a year of which she got engaged at the age of 18 and moved with her fiancé back to his hometown not far from where we moved from, she called to tell me she's pregnant and my first grandchild will be hundreds of miles away. FML
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By  Yummi_913  |  13

You picked up your whole life to move to a city your SEVENTEEN YEAR OLD wanted to live in. 17 Being right before people start their adult lives and go their own path and you should have known this. You could have waited for her to save and work hard to move out to that city herself, since she claimed to love it so much, and joined her in a few years. Having worked hard to be there, she also would have been more resistant to leave it. You really did this to yourself. Don't make life altering decisions on the whim of a child. Especially a child that gets engaged within a year of knowing some random guy and then follows him hundreds of miles away. Now all you can do is be there for her if shit hits the fan because statistically it's highly likely. I would say move back to your old town but I know moving just isn't that easy. Good luck.

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By  Yummi_913  |  13

You picked up your whole life to move to a city your SEVENTEEN YEAR OLD wanted to live in. 17 Being right before people start their adult lives and go their own path and you should have known this. You could have waited for her to save and work hard to move out to that city herself, since she claimed to love it so much, and joined her in a few years. Having worked hard to be there, she also would have been more resistant to leave it. You really did this to yourself. Don't make life altering decisions on the whim of a child. Especially a child that gets engaged within a year of knowing some random guy and then follows him hundreds of miles away. Now all you can do is be there for her if shit hits the fan because statistically it's highly likely. I would say move back to your old town but I know moving just isn't that easy. Good luck.

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  Bogrbon  |  20

For those complaining about her getting married at 18: yes it's statistically much more problematic, but I know quite a few couples that got married very early into adulthood that ended up doing very well. Don't go all doom and gloom when they are still statistically more likely to stay married than get divorced.