Some people couldn’t imagine a life apart from their family, going so far as to buy a home down the block from their parents to stay close. Others wish to be as far from their family as possible. I have to admit, now that I’m married and juggle the demands of not one but two families and social circles, I sometimes find myself thinking, “Man, moving to Paris could be nice…”
Yet I also know that living miles and miles away from my family members could have a negative effect on my life. To get some clarity, I asked experts to weigh in on this age old question: how far should you live from your family?
There are definitely a lot of positive aspects associated with living close to family members. The biggest reason why many choose to do so is because it provides an emotional support system.