Post Edited (loving frustrated wife) : 3/14/2008 12:14:10 PM (GMT-6)
I am so sorry...I understand how you say she has become such a support system for you and like part of the family. One thing to remember is that this is probably hurting her just as much. To be far from your own family...and then become such an integral part of another family is a big thing. But you are right...she has a family of her own, and her need to be there outweighs any anguish you are feeling. I think it is up to you now to replace that person who you could count on with all of those things...with someone else. For yourself maybe you should start seeing a therapist.
And not that it will be that easy to replace someone you considered part of the family...but there are always others in her same shoes...from foreign countries and needed living arrangements to come to the US for college. If you have a college near by, maybe check there if they have listings for people looking for living arrangements in exchange of the services you are needing......And who knows, maybe you all will be blessed again?
Post Edited (loving frustrated wife) : 3/17/2008 5:11:05 PM (GMT-6)