grapefruit / 4819 posts
We do now, for the first time in our married lives, and I LOVE it! We moved back to England last year, and DH's parents moved back here from Australia about six months ago. They live ten minutes up the road from us and it is fantastic.
My mom is also retired and flies over from the States for 6 week visits every few months. We absolutely love it!
nectarine / 2173 posts
Mr parents are 40 mins away and my ILs are 20 min. Both about perfect distance.
coconut / 8474 posts
They all live 3 hours away.
Oh. Except my dads moving about 20 minutes away from me next week. I forgot! Lol.
nectarine / 2031 posts
My parents are on the other side of the ocean and my MIL lives in the next room
pomegranate / 3706 posts
My in-laws do, but my family members are in other states.
hostess / wonderful honeydew / 32460 posts
No mine live 4/5hrs away by plane. Inlaws live 2hrs away by plane
nectarine / 2243 posts
Nope. 7 (or 10? Ha) hour drive along 95 for both sets of parents. Extended family more like 11 hours or cross country. At least my in laws live in the states now; they used to be in Australia. Now that LO is getting older we are feeling that distance. When we were DINKs, we were all " wahooo no boring family obligations due to the distance". Now we are all "gah why can't our parents live closer life would be so much easier"
hostess / papaya / 10219 posts
yes my parents moved close to us (40 minutes) some years ago and my brother and his family are like 10 minutes away.
persimmon / 1050 posts
Nope, we're in AZ & the IL's are in MN & my family is in SC.
persimmon / 1339 posts
My parents, sister and all my family live a 19hr (minimum) flight away. Its tough sometimes but FaceTime has made it easier!
My MIL and SIL live in the same city as us - so does FIL, but we don't have contact.
pomegranate / 3401 posts
Yes....my mother lives 2 hours away (but hates driving so usually of we see her it's at her house), my sister is 1 hour away, my in-laws are 1 hour away with no traffic, and I have a sister/brother in law who are 10 min away...
It bums me out though because the people 10 min away are not good babysitters. Not that that's what I would only use them for, we hang out all the time but they are childless and set in their ways and they are not good/reliable babysitters (their words, not mine).
pomegranate / 3375 posts
We have no family close by ... which is okay, because we have our "Oregon Family" of friends, which is sometimes much better than real family.
pineapple / 12793 posts
My in-laws are in town, but my family is ten hours away. I so wish it were the other way around.
GOLD / watermelon / 14076 posts
My parents live 30 minutes away. My ILs are out of state, though.
honeydew / 7667 posts
45 minute drive for the in laws. 30 seconds for my mom.
clementine / 995 posts
No, my parents live 7 hours away, and my in-laws live 5 hours away. It sucks.
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