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Slippy
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Member since Aug 2005
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Wife said last night she is ready to leave south La.
We were sitting on the patio just listening to music and having a cocktail. She just blurts out, “I’m not doing this every year. I will not retire here. I want to leave.” She has lived here all her life.

This after we had spent some time planning for a major remodel (before the storm). Only 5 years left on our mortgage, and I’m looking at 9 years to retirement. We had pretty bad roof damage from Ida, and I suspect I’ll be getting a new roof out of it, and maybe some new floors in the kitchen.

Anybody else dealing with a spouse who is fed up? She clearly has PTSD from repeated storms, repeated insurance claims, repeated repairs, etc.


TigersSEC2010
Warren, Michigan
Member since Jan 2010
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re: Wife said last night she is ready to leave south La.
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Anybody else dealing with a spouse who is fed up?


I'm fed up, but I don't think my spouse is quite yet.

I cannot wait to leave Louisiana. The second she's ready to go, I will run and not look back.

This entire state is awful.
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SUB
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re: Wife said last night she is ready to leave south La.
Move before she inevitably changes her mind.


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Shexter
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BeerMoney
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Member since Jul 2012
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re: Wife said last night she is ready to leave south La.
If weren’t for family we’d be gone already.


haramba3
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Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2016
845 posts

re: Wife said last night she is ready to leave south La.
Visited Florida last weekend and it really opened my eyes.

As soon as I can get out of Baton Rouge, I’m out.


CoachChappy
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Member since May 2013
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re: Wife said last night she is ready to leave south La.
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Anybody else dealing with a spouse who is fed up?


I'm the fed up souse. My wife wants to stay to be near family. The kid is only 7. I'm stuck.


TigersSEC2010
Warren, Michigan
Member since Jan 2010
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re: Wife said last night she is ready to leave south La.
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If weren’t for family we’d be gone already.


This is why everyone stays here. You stay for family, especially elderly. Then they die and you become the elderly you stayed in order to be near, and the cycle continues.

There is absolutely no reason to live in Louisiana outside of staying near family, which is the only reason everyone with the means to do so doesn't abandon this state.


wileyjones
Member since May 2014
895 posts

re: Wife said last night she is ready to leave south La.
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If weren’t for family we’d be gone already
this is exactly why I want to leave

Rip the bandaid off before my kids get stuck here too


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RogerTheShrubber
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Juneau, AK
Member since Jan 2009
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re: Wife said last night she is ready to leave south La.
Strike now if you want to leave. In a year, she'll change her mind.


redfish99
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Member since Aug 2007
12522 posts

re: Wife said last night she is ready to leave south La.
Mine has a different choice, I retire in 15 months I'm headed to the mountains with or wo her.
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Havoc
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re: Wife said last night she is ready to leave south La.
It’s a complex issue, but when you look at all manner of natural disasters, and also consider other desirability living factors, the number of “safe” places isn’t as large as one may think.


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Cosmo
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Member since Oct 2003
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re: Wife said last night she is ready to leave south La.
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Visited Florida last weekend and it really opened my eyes.


Plenty of hurricanes in Florida though much better place to live otherwise

If I ever moved it would be AZ, UT, MT, WY, ID


Rando
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Member since Apr 2015
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re: Wife said last night she is ready to leave south La.
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which is the only reason everyone with the means to do so doesn't abandon this state


I'm sorry your life sucks and that in your eyes crossing an imaginary line makes it better.


hollybeachsecrets
Member since Mar 2021
51 posts

re: Wife said last night she is ready to leave south La.
I wonder if the veil will ever be pulled back on Louisiana's State Government. Can you imagine the decades of corruption that at some point just became the norm. That deal where the new guy walks in and they go look I know it seems wrong but that's just how we do it down here.


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wadewilson
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Harrison County
Member since Sep 2009
26813 posts

re: Wife said last night she is ready to leave south La.
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This after we had spent some time planning for a major remodel (before the storm). Only 5 years left on our mortgage, and I’m looking at 9 years to retirement.


At least she's telling you now.

My parents are retired, just did a major remodel, and my mom is ready to go.

And I don't blame her one bit.


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LSUBoo
Houston Astros Fan
Knoxville, TN
Member since Mar 2006
91222 posts

re: Wife said last night she is ready to leave south La.
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Only 5 years left on our mortgage, and I’m looking at 9 years to retirement.


The retirement part sucks... unless you can do your job remotely.

Then, GTFO.


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Astrosfan
Houston Astros Fan
Nowheresville
Member since Jul 2021
316 posts

re: Wife said last night she is ready to leave south La.
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There is absolutely no reason to live in Louisiana outside of staying near family, which is the only reason everyone with the means to do so doesn't abandon this state.

Well where we are we got one foot in Texas so it lessens the blow of full blown Louisiana bullshite!.... But I hear ya
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Zissou
USA Fan
Member since Jun 2012
253 posts

re: Wife said last night she is ready to leave south La.
Wife and I are both open to leaving, and having the same conversations currently. It seems like a boring exercise, but make a list of pro's and con's.

Why do you want to leave?
Why do you want to stay?
Where the hell are we going to move?

We're considering N Carolina, Savannah, Houston, Fort Worth, Charleston, maybe Tennessee, maybe Colorado. It will be tough to make new friends, but I figure that's what the kids are for, and the addition of nice weather and nature activities is a big plus... Lots of people in Louisiana having the same thoughts. You're in a good spot if you have the means to decide to leave.


DJNOS1978
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2013
413 posts

re: Wife said last night she is ready to leave south La.
It's part of it. It sucks. But where do you go? To the West with wildfires? To the East with hurricanes and flooding?
To the mid country where there are tornadoes?
Or to the north where you will fight winter snow every year guaranteed? I'm curious to hear an answer to these questions for myself really.


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