I really need some advice. My husband just recently took a job out of town in his hometown making more money than where we are living now. We had originally decided that he would only go there to work for 6 months and then return home to us. Now things might be changing to where we might move to where he is instead but that will still have to wait until the summer when the kids get out of school. The problem is my mom. I know she is going to have a fit when she finds out that we might move. When we were going to move there a few years ago she went ballistic saying she was going to take us to court to try and get custody of our kids because we were taking them away from her. I was speechless. We didn't end up moving for other reasons but now I'm terrified to tell her anything, not even that we are thinking about it. It's not a definite decision yet but it is a strong possibility. I want to start over again with my family and I think this is the perfect opportunity to. How do I tell my mom without her flipping out and making me feel guilty for leaving?
Don't let her make you feel guilty. It is your life not hers. And she has no rights to your kids. My mom s always trying to make me feel guilty. But I just ignore her and the mean stupid things she says.
why are your comments always the ones i'm quoting!? queen cafemom. ;)
and i agree with this. my mom is there for me and would joke around about us leaving with their only grandbaby but i'm not sure i would be okay with her threatening court.. when she isn't... the... child's mother
Why do you still let your Mother have so much control over your life? You are an adult I assume?
Most States do not have grandparent rights. And if they do they will not take children away from parents without repeated proof of neglect or abuse. Try not to worry. Its a mothers instinct to keep children close but you need to do what's best for your family and its future, not hers.
We had the same issue with my SOs mother. She freaked when he moved a few years ago. He was in the military at the time so had to move for Orders. We moved back to his hometown after his service time was up. We are moving a few States away come the summertime. We wont tell her tip a week before.
Legally a grandparent cant get custody without proof of serious abuse or neglect. So don't worry about that.
Well, ur grown now and have to do what's best for ur family and ur mom's just gonna have to deal with it. Let her know u love her and don't want to leave her but u have to think bout ya'll now. Tell her u'll visit her often, but that it's ur decision and u don't need it, but u'd really like to have her support