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The Psychology of Moving

People move for a number of reasons, or for no reason at all. Regardless, moving to a new home can pack on the stress, and it’s good to know how to handle that major life change.

  • How to Tell Your Friends and Family You're Moving

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on November 29, 2018

    In the event that you're moving abroad or across the country, the inevitable conversation with friends or family will be hard. It's important to understand that along with your physical presence, your emotional presence affects people around when you interact with them. Telling...

  • Tips on Relocating for Work

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on January 8, 2013

    In this technology-driven world, employee relocation is the norm of the day. Most companies often find it convenient to take their employees along with them if they open operations in another town or city. Various studies have pointed out that a job-related relocation, whether...

  • How to Cope with Moving Away From Your Family

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on November 14, 2018

    While leaving family and friends behind may seem inconceivable, there are uncontrollable circumstances that force us to relocate and start anew. Whether your long distance move is your decision or the result of outside factors, saying goodbye to those you love can be depressing....

  • Top 5 Tips for Moving During the Holidays

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on November 30, 2018

    The holiday season is the cheapest time of the year for moving! While moving in the midst of the holiday season isn't the easiest, it's sometimes necessary. Perhaps a sudden and unexpected promotion at work requires you to relocate and start your new position right after the...

  • What Are the Most Common Moving Fears?

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on November 15, 2018

    Moving is a major life event and can be a little overwhelming for the person experiencing it -- whether it's for the first time or the hundredth time. It's perfectly normal to feel a little bit of fear and anxiety in the build-up to a move, and the best way to combat those fears...

  • Moving Back Home as an Adult

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on October 15, 2018

    Moving out of the house as an adult can be huge milestone in one's life. Not only is it a step young adults look forward to, but it also signifies your transition into adulthood and independence. But what about a more nontraditional circumstance such as moving back home as an...

  • How to Tell Your Parents You're Moving Out

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on November 13, 2018

    You have finally made the difficult decision to go out into the world on your own. After considering the expenses and responsibilities that come with the decision, it is time to tackle the difficult task of telling your parents.

  • How to Tell Your Employer That You're Moving

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on November 29, 2018

    Relocating is a major life-changing event that will not only affect you and your family, but your employer as well. It's customary for you to notify your boss as soon as possible that you are moving or are planning to move in the near future. There are certain ways in which you...

  • Top 12 Reasons Why People Move to a New Home

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on September 26, 2018

    Moving your entire life to a new location takes time and money while causing anxiety and possible damage to your belongings. So why do so many people choose to willingly move to a new house? There are many reasons why people move to a new home -- whether smaller or bigger. Some...

  • Reasons Why People Move to the Suburbs From the City

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on October 16, 2018

    More and more people are deciding to move to the suburbs. Is that surprising? Living in the 'burbs has many unique perks which you can't enjoy living elsewhere. Suburbs are the perfect balance between experiencing urban and rural life. Keep reading to find out why people prefer...

  • Does Moving Damage Relationships?

    Cassandra Rose  Posted by Cassandra Rose on May 21, 2015

    Moving is stressful -- in fact, it ranks only third in the most-stressful life events behind divorce and death in a family -- but does this lead to consequences in your personal relationships? According to a new study, yes. Moving can damage or ruin a relationship with a...

  • Tips on Supporting Your Spouse During a Work Relocation

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on November 29, 2018

    If your spouse has recently told you about a job offer that would require you to relocate, you may have mixed emotions. Moving long distance can be exciting on your own terms. If you are leaving behind your own job, friends and your family for your spouse's career, you may feel...

  • How to Tell Co-Workers You're Relocating

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on October 3, 2013

    When preparing for a move, it is imperative to notify your employer that you will be leaving your current position. However, less consideration is often given to your peers at work. How do you tell your co-workers that you will be leaving? Read on for some helpful tips on how to...

  • How to Cope with Relocation Depression After a Move

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on November 29, 2018

    Moving is a major life transition and a common trigger for depression, anxiety and other mood disorders. Uprooting your life, saying goodbye to everything familiar and comfortable and starting over in a strange place is emotionally taxing. If you are battling relocation...

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