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He Told His Wife That If She Wanted To Move Away, She Was Welcome To Do So, But He Wouldn’t Be Joining Her Because He Doesn’t Want To Leave His Family

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This 28-year-old man and his wife, Trisha, 28, got married four years ago. He always assumed they were on the same wavelength about living near his family. Not long ago, his wife mentioned moving elsewhere, and he told her he wouldn’t consider this an option.

His parents are 60, and he’s incredibly close with them, as well as his siblings, John, 30, Matteo, 26, Isabel, 24, and Dina, 22.

His whole family lives just miles away from one another. Their ritual is a Sunday family dinner. He adores hanging out with his family, which makes him incredibly happy.

“Before we got married, I made it clear to Trisha that I would not negotiate on moving away from my family. She seemed fine with it at the time,” he said.

From his perspective, it seemed like Trisha loved getting together with his family, and she seemed to fit right in and developed a close bond with them.

Lately, Trisha told him she wanted to see new cities and wouldn’t be happy living in the same town for the rest of her life.

While he understood where she was coming from, he wanted to continue living near his loved ones and the most supportive people in his life, and Trisha’s suggestion about moving away didn’t change his mind.

If they moved further away, he wouldn’t be able to get together with his family as often. He’s already busy with his job and spending time with Trisha, so it’s convenient living near his family so that he can fit family time into his weekly routine.

Family dinners are important and special to him, as well as his close relationships with his family members, and he doesn’t want any of that to change.

bernardbodo – stock.adobe.com – illustrative purposes only, not the actual person

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