1. Consider your job
Experts say one of the first things to take into account is your job. “Will you need a new one? Or will you now have a huge commute to stay in your old one?” And if you will need to commute, it’s worth considering how it might impact your standard of living – because, as we all know, commuting can suck.
If you can’t commute and need to find a new job, it’s worth considering that this can present other issues – particularly if you love your job. “It means finding a new role, meeting new people and starting again,” Buckley says. “Are you happy to do that? Or could it cause resentment?”
2. Think about your family
If you find yourself considering a move it’s important to ask yourself whether you’ll be moving further away from family and best friends, and how this could impact your relationships. Experts urge you to consider factors like having less contact with them, it being more expensive to visit and how you’ll feel with increased distance between you.
Oh, and your friends
Do you know anyone in the place you’re moving to? ” if you’re moving to a place where your partner already has an established friendship circle, how will you fit into that? Do you want to fit into that?
How will you make friends for yourself? It’s not that easy making friends when you’re an adult, so what will you do to make sure that you don’t feel lonely?
4. Is it just you who is making a big sacrifice?
Are you giving up your life, job, home, friends, family, and so on to move to somewhere where you don’t know anyone?
Experts say it’s important to factor in what sacrifices they’re making, and to ask yourself the question, “is this something that you might begrudge in the future?
5. Are you making the decision with your heart or your head?
If there are any niggling doubts about this relationship at all… you need to ask yourself if moving away from all that you know is the right thing to do.
Are there red flags that you’re ignoring? Is there a real future with this person? If you’re not sure about the answer, that’s your indicator to re-think. Moving away and only knowing that one person puts a lot of pressure on the relationship.
Sometimes moving for love works. Sometimes it doesn’t. But, if it doesn’t, you might just find yourself in the arms of uncertainty embracing the unknown. And if you don’t try, you may never know what adventure lies in wait around the corner of it all. If its time , call Express Moving Consultants today and get your customized quote