It is so much nicer for us.
My partner plus I used to live near her family in Chicago, Illinois, then she wasn’t actually close to her parents or siblings, due to proximity, all of us were consistently involved, however it was constant going to BBQs, pool events or events with the family. My partner would fight with her sister plus her mother would be mean to me! Once all of us had adolescents it was clear all of us needed to move. Our adolescents going to a neighborhood school wasn’t great. It was a lot of negative experiences plus their cousins weren’t superb influences! The two of us didn’t want to move too far, but just far enough. My partner plus I moved closer to my family plus now our lake house base is Libertville Iliioinois. The section is much more rural plus safer. The school my adolescents go to is a much better fit, then rather than doing things on tick tock, the adolescents focus on their grades, and since the weather is so cold in Libertyville, there are quite a few Winter time athletic activitys. My adolescents are actually involved with hockey. My adolescents have a travel hockey team they go on every year. Over the Summer it is hockey, hockey. During the school year they still have a more local team that they practice with. It is so much nicer for us. The events all of us go to are athletic activitying ones that my family attends. If my partner feels all of us need to see her family, it is a haul for us. It is almost three hours in the vehicle just one way. It discourages him from seeing them too often.