I think that you should know I have 2 teenage children. For their sake I feel that we should be a family living in the same house. My son misses his dad and my daughter would benefit from a father figure's input.They anticipate being in a new school by September. There is no question that they will be transferring there in August.
My occupation is in the ever decreasing health service, within a clincally high risk area. The thought that comes to mind is that this would be a good opportunity to change disciplines and to finally step away from a highly litigious and stressful arena. I am afraid that I am already manifesting signs of clinical burn out as I find myself becoming increasingly irritable and intolerant which is a contrast to how I am usually.
I come from a very orthodox religious background where family life is highly regarded and wives should ideally be at home. To say that I have bucked the trend is an understatement. What I am currently doing in working out my period of notice and allowing my children to finish their school year is frowned upon. This is very evident by the coolness I am treated with by my community. I feel as if I have been smitten with something infectious and no one wants to get it. What better treatment to drive a lonely adult into inappropriate relationships for want of companionship.
My partner expects support and affection from everyone whenever we all meet. In truth it is usually the least of our considerations as the journey there or here is arduous. Personally i think you cant have both... you either have a cooperative and stable, orderly home with minimal fuss and not much emotional expression or else you have feet of gushing kisses and tearful phone calls telling dad how much we are missing him and everything is falling to pieces in his absence! Im afraid I fall into the former category after many years of being an expat kid where order simply HAD to prevail to keep the family stable in sometimes very uncertain and dangerous circumstances.
I think this may add some information to what you have written. Essentially it may not change your view but there are factors which seem to dictate the progress of current events.