posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 09:26 PM
I feel the answer depends on you as an individual, and more importantly, on your family as a unique group.
First, draw up a Pros and Cons list. Add "weight" to each item, based on importance. I think your wife's anxiety, regardless of whether it is
justified or not, would garner a 10 on a 1 to 10 weighting system.
Second, if it were me - and it's not - I would stay until I "smelled" oil in the air or saw oil rain. If I had young children though, I'd watch
for news of oil-smelling air or oily rain within 50 miles.
Third, some people are very "sensitive" to news and others of us are hardened to it. If your wife's anxiety keeps her from sleeping, eating, or
doing her normal everyday activities ... seek help for her.
Personally, I view what's going on in the Middle East a more dire threat at the moment. Capitalize "at the moment."