Family Relations: How do I accept and adjust to family moving away?
I am 92. My only family, a son and his wife of 22 years are planning to move to her native country where I would not be able to migrate. Their expressed reasons for moving are to be near her siblings (after living 40 years elsewhere), political unrest in the U.S., and "just want a change". I am in good health, live independently, and make few demands on them, but we stay in touch by phone and e-mail, as I live 25 miles from them. We have always had a very good relationship. I cannot afford an Assisted Living facility as I age. How can I deal with this situation fairly and realistically? At present I am devastated and feel abandoned by my only loved ones. How can I accept this with understanding?