FRAT... I’ll write a summery at the bottom.
I moved to the north ga mountains straight out of high school in 1997. I moved to get away from Atlanta and bad decisions I was making. (Drugs and young dumb stuff). I dropped out of college and bought into a bar/restaurant in 1999. Did well, got married, had kids, house, etc... had a great decade.
Here comes 2010. Divorce. Sold the restaurant in a divorce/custody battle. Lost everything. Gave it away in hindsight. But fought hard for my kids for 3 years. Brutal custody battle. Lost that (gave in actually) in 2014.
My ex moved about 2 hours away the middle of this year. She’s in a great situation with a great guy. She’s also a great mom. (Some would say she’s not because of the way she dealt with me, but outside of that, she’s awesome with the kids)
I’ve struggled financially here. I do electrical work and tend bar on the weekends. I make more tending bar than I do through the week. I’m also tired of the service industry.
Im living with a woman who’s great to me. But I’m not ok seeing my kids once a month for hours at a time. I’m not happy. I thought I’d get used to the schedule and the changes. My kids are happy. (My daughter misses me a lot, my son completely fine). I feel like I’m making the biggest mistake of my life not following them.
So, my choice is. Stay here and build a life with this woman or follow my kids.
FRAT Should I follow my kids to another city?