Moving for a loved one

We live in a world where moving to another city or state isn’t really uncommon. Most people will have moved at least once during their lives, maybe because of being forced to move, maybe following their passion or a good job opportunity, and sometimes for love, following a loved one’s move or moving in after a long-distance relationship.

Now, the latter, moving for love, is sure to be one of the hardest situations that you will face in your life. You have to decide between staying in your current home, where everything is familiar and you’re well connected, and moving to a new place, a new life, to be with your love. You have to take your partner’s opinions and wants into account too. But at the same time, you have to think about if you’re making the decision for yourself, doing what you think will be good for you, or just stepping into the unknown for the person you love. Here are some questions and points you should consider and think through before you take the big step of moving for love.

Moving for a loved one

- Ask yourself if you’re prepared

Before you make such an important decision like moving to another city for love, you should reassess your situation. Ask yourself if you’re prepared to leave everything and everyone else behind for this person. Do you see yourself being with them, spending the future together? It’s an important question that you shouldn’t avoid answering, as it’ll affect your life greatly.

- Discuss the future of your relationship with your partner

If you’re going to have to uproot your whole life and move to a new place for your loved one, you ought to discuss your future together. Moving in together, relocating together even more so, is a huge step and a big commitment, so discussing this shouldn’t be too inappropriate or too awkward.

- What if it goes badly?

What if you break up? You should be prepared for the worst, no matter how much you believe in your love and the bond that you’ve developed. What if the new life proves much better for your significant other, but not yourself? Will you resent your partner forever for making you move with them?

- Weigh your options

Consider yours as well as their career, as careers are the usual culprits when it comes to couples being ‘forced to move’. Who can leave theirs behind and start anew? Think about your family and friends living in your current hometown. Are you ready to leave them all behind? To not be there for them if anything bad happens? Think about both sides of the coin when it comes to the important people and things in your life.

- Plan for the future

Discuss everything with your partner. What do you expect your life in the new place to be like? Plan your jobs. will you be financially secure? Are you both prepared for the move? Lastly, ask yourself if they’d do the same for you. 
If you decide that moving for love is the right decision, we fully support you. What’s more, we’ll be more than happy to help you take that step. So contact Cross Country Movers today to schedule your moving day.