Janet Currier is a mom of two with a passion for writing articles for various websites. Over the years, she has learned a lot about being a parent and how children think and feel. In her spare time, Janet spends time tending to her garden and reading up on childhood education.
No matter what your reasons are, there are many things you can do to make this period more bearable for everyone. If you follow through and stay focused on your family while being separated, it will all be well worth it. It may even help you be a better partner and parent overall.
Leaving home for financial reasons
Focus on the positive when moving away from family for a job
Video chat with your family
Keep an eye on the little ones
Visit your family
Things you can do for yourself
· Explore your new city. Go sightseeing, take in the fresh surroundings. It is essential to view your new environment with optimism and accept it as your home away from home.
· Join a gym. Or any club that you enjoy frequenting. Continue with your regular activities so that your everyday life seems as normal as possible under the circumstances.
· Confide in friends. It is not always easy to tell your family how you feel while apart because you do not want them to worry. Nevertheless, you must have someone to talk to and share your good and bad days with.
· Socialize. Whether it is with coworkers or neighbors, immerse yourself in your new environment. There is no point in sitting alone in your apartment, beating yourself up about not being with your family. This will not help anyone, and it especially won't be good for your mental state. Go for a coffee once in a while, or ask someone to show you around.
Keep calm and carry on
David B. Younger, Ph.D. is the creator of Love After Kids, for couples that have grown apart since having children. He is a clinical psychologist and couples therapist with a web-based private practice and lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, 16-year-old son, 7-year-old daughter and 9-year-old toy poodle.