By Lonely - 5/12/2020 07:58 - Netherlands - Utrecht

You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone

Today, my only daughter and her boyfriend sat me down for an important talk. I was thrilled, thinking they were engaged or pregnant. They actually wanted to tell me they're moving half way around the world. FML
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By  coius  |  23

Good news is video chat and internet technology is advanced enough to keep in contact. Sorry to hear that, but try to keep the relationship with your daughter open and positive. She may become successful and your support of it may make your bonds deeper. Then every year or two come visit her (or have her come back for a week or two or switch every other year). Bonus if you visit her, you get to go tourist in a place you’d never see otherwise (as long as she’s not going to N. korea or something)

By  Seeya55  |  31

When I immigrated to the US age 21, after getting married to a US citizen, I left my home and my mom. My family! It was the first time I actually extremely appreciated my mother, and the bond between her and I, as well as myself with my sister went through the roof. We are closer than ever and even though it's hard sometimes to be apart, we are able to visit sometimes (haven't since Jan because of Covid, obviously) and those times were better than the years leading up to my leave. Relax and encourage your daughter!!

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By  coius  |  23

Good news is video chat and internet technology is advanced enough to keep in contact. Sorry to hear that, but try to keep the relationship with your daughter open and positive. She may become successful and your support of it may make your bonds deeper. Then every year or two come visit her (or have her come back for a week or two or switch every other year). Bonus if you visit her, you get to go tourist in a place you’d never see otherwise (as long as she’s not going to N. korea or something)

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  Seeya55  |  31

When I immigrated to the US age 21, after getting married to a US citizen, I left my home and my mom. My family! It was the first time I actually extremely appreciated my mother, and the bond between her and I, as well as myself with my sister went through the roof. We are closer than ever and even though it's hard sometimes to be apart, we are able to visit sometimes (haven't since Jan because of Covid, obviously) and those times were better than the years leading up to my leave. Relax and encourage your daughter!!