As we all know, and most of us have experienced at least once, moving, at the best of times, is difficult. So, when you add the extra emotional stress of a major life change, such as a divorce, death or economic crisis, a move can be a breaking point.
If you're in this situation, and a move is something you must do, then there are some tips to consider to help you through this extremely difficult time. And remember, you're not just moving into a new home, you're moving into a new life.
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Moving can be tough on kids; its quite normal for children to feel like they don't have any control and that they were never part of this big decision. So to ensure your kids feel like they're involved and part of this big life-changing event, try the following tips and tricks.
A move is difficult enough for most of us, but even more so for a teen who is already experiencing his or her own age-related issues. Add on a move and their life just became a whole lot more complicated. Leaving behind friends, their school and a neighborhood they may have grown up in is especially hard on this age group.
After several years of taking care of our bed-ridden father, the time had come for us to discuss long-term options as we could no longer properly care for him. Feelings of guilt and overwhelming sadness were all part of the experience, and something I think my mother struggled with for years afterward.
Unfortunately, this is something most of us will have to face during our lifetime. Making this decision as a caregiver and talking to your family member about such a move will be extremely difficult, bringing with it feelings of failure and guilt that you didn't do more.
If you're the one who is moving because of your partner, you may feel like you're getting the raw end of the deal, giving up what you have in order to support your significant other. This can lead to strain in the marriage and to a more difficult time adapting to your new location. While this is quite normal, there are ways that you can make the change a positive move for you.