Moved but miss family
Obviously it's normal to miss your family but I sometimes wonder if I made the right call - I think I did.
I had to move out of the area where I lived for a long time, where all of my family was. But my mental health was deteriorating because the people in the area are awful and quality of life is not the best (there's no nature, which I prefer to be around.. and cost of living was going up when the area was not getting better. Old apartments that were overpriced etc) And it was also getting dangerous - every time I went out, I had to actively avoid aggressive and dangerous drivers. If someone thinks you looked at them the wrong way, they'd try to run you off the road. It was horrible. The area was never really like that but it changed dramatically in the past few years.
So I packed up and left and moved about 2-3 hours away. I miss my family and I feel bad for leaving them, but I had to do it for me. I was becoming a very angry and miserable person because of how the area has become. Since I've moved, my mental health is SO much better and I'm much, much happier.
There was no better reason for me to move (I didn't move for a job or anything). I just did it because I felt I had to. I feel like maybe my family doesn't fully understand that even though they try to. I've been open and honest with them about it all and they were sympathetic.
Is it ok to feel a little bad? I don't feel the need to move back, ever. I'm just sorry things became so volatile in that area.