How To Effectively Plan A Long Distance Move After A Divorce

There are a lot of people out there that will move far away from where they called home with their ex-spouse, just to escape the memories, the pain, or to have that “new start” feeling. However, a big cross-country move is a fairly intense thing to go through. It is going to take a lot of careful planning. While it might be very tempting to just throw caution to the wind and move tomorrow – just to see where fate takes you – that might not be in your best interest.

Yes, there is some healing that will come from placing yourself in a new environment. However, a moving truck is not a magic pill. It is not going to solve everything. There is still going to be an emotional process that you will have to work through, whether you like it or not. Therefore, if you still have the desire to move far away, you will want to do so properly. This way, you are not going to cause yourself to have any more headaches than you already have.

Find The Best Moving Company

You might be fine with loading your own truck, driving it yourself, and unloading everything when you are just moving a town over. However, there is so much more to consider and deal with when you are moving far away. This is why it is best to find a quality interstate moving company that you can hire for this venture.

Again, even though you might have a lot on your mind, you want to make some time to do some comparison-shopping so you do not end up paying too much for a moving company that is anything but good quality. You need to get a few price quotes and read up on some reviews from others who have used their services for cross country moves in the past.

Be Ready For The Emotions That Come With Packing

Once you have decided which company will help you move everything, it will be time to start packing. This is another part of the process that you are not going to want to rush. You most likely have a lot of things that need to be sorted, organized, and packed up. It is also important to realize that there is a very good chance that you will stumble across some personal items that make you have flashbacks to a happier time with your ex. While you want to be ready for the emotional floodgates to open, you also want to play fair. If you come across something that truly belongs to your ex, instead of being so hurt or angry that you toss it in the trash, you will want to kindly return the items. This might seem like too much to handle, but it can truly be a helpful part of your healing process.

Remember That This Could Happen Again

This is not to say that you should go into this move with a negative mindset. However, what you do need to do is to remember that it may not be healthy, or even possible, for you to pack up and move to another state any time that your heart is broken. You might feel better after this move, but what is your plan should you find yourself with another broken heart in a year or two? Will you need to move again? If not, then you want to go into this thinking that the move is not just because of the divorce. It is not the solution for your pain. It is just a breath of fresh air and a new path for your life. This way, you may not feel the need to move again so soon should your personal life take some random turns you were not expecting.

When you are considering those points, you should find that you can tackle this divorce with grace and your upcoming move with realistic expectations.

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