I wonder if anyone has been in the same situation and could give me any advise on how to handle the situation.
I have always lived close to my family, and will miss my mum dreadfully once we leavein a few months, but she has been very supportive and has promised to come and visit as have both my brothers. This has been an ongoing process for the last few years, visas etc so it has come as no surprise to anyone and now after deliberating about alll the pros and cons we have decided that unless we come out and give it a really good try the we will always have the 'what if' mentallity. I still have doubts about leaving the family and hoping that this really is the best decision for the children, i know our reasons for coming out mainly for the quality of life as a family and they havent changed.
My problem is that we are now putting the house on the market and a few weeks ago my sister stopped talking to me completely. She emailed me to tell me i was being selfish, and why did i think it was ok to take the children away from the family, the email became abusive ending with telling me to have a nice life and she hasnt spoken to me since, i have tried but she doesnt want to know. SHe has since told my brother that i have proved in the last few weeks that i dont care, and that i can manage very well without them. I understand that she is upset that i am moving and that she wont spend as much time with the children but i cant change my plans because of emotional blackmail can i ? but i feel we are going to be getting on a plane in the summer without even saying goodbye, im not sleeping very well and crying alot. x
Thanks for any replies.
Shona (37), Ian (37), Elisha (12), Mitchell (9), Ty (3)