Sometimes, moves take us hundreds of miles from our hometown – to new states, countries, or continents.
These moves are harder to plan for and require a much more stringent assessment of belongings so that you can afford the move itself.
Long-distance moves are harder on families who are used to supporting one another.
You’ll often find that your phone bill increases and that you’ll have more problems adjusting if you’re moving away from familial support.
If you’re moving TO your family, though, you can be sure that things may get more accessible.
On the other hand, moving back to one or both families guarantees that your life will probably be filled with help.
Or interference, depending on how you view your family’s input.
Either way, it’s worth it once you find clear and consistent boundaries.
The move itself should be planned the same way as you would any other move – but remember, the more you’re moving, the more petrol you’ll need.
A 400-mile move MAY end up costing you the same as renting a van.
A move out of the country or state maybe cost-prohibitive, and it may be easier to sell everything and start fresh when you get there.
A long move such as over several hundred miles may also change schooling arrangements, or your job.
Uprooting over a distance of hundreds of miles can also lead to new opportunities.
So you have to carefully evaluate what you want from your life and whether it would be best served by moving to a whole new part of the world.
Moving to a different country, state or continent may leave you with additional troubles.