I'm 63, based in Brighton & my children live in London.
My daughter has just told me she, her DH and GS are moving to Canada near to her in-laws. My single son (28) has just told me he's thinking of moving to South America. They both think London is overpriced, over populated and not a good place to bring up a family.
I'm happy for them to move on in their lives and find the best lifestyle for them. But I'm devestated for me. I have a DH and a comfortable home, but what's the point unless you've got family near you.
My only sister has mental health issues. She divorced after 34 years and caused me and her family a lot of problems because of her labile mental hcondition. I've tried contacting her, but she doesn't respond and just sends me cards to signify birthdays etc. No one- not even her adult chlldren- know where she lives. Probably somewhere near London.
Most of my friends are bound up with their families & grandchildren,who live near them. I work PT, have hobbles & friends I can rely on, but I just feel so abandoned. It's a time in my life where I want to see my grandchildren & family more. What happens when we're much older and the children are half way across the world?
I very rarely feel sorry for myself, but this situation just makes me feel so sad for what might have been.
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