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Does Moving Damage Relationships?

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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 significant other.

Strain to relationships

1 in 3 people surveyed (35 percent) admitted that moving caused stress in their relationships.

  • 51 percent said moving led to an increase in fighting
    • 46 percent of these fights were about where to move
    • 42 percent pertained to the reason for the move
  • 49 percent reported additional financial strain
  • 49 percent claimed their move led to decreased intimacy with their partners

Tossing personal items

Additionally, 1 in 3 people admitted to getting rid of a significant other's prized possessions during a move.

  • 34 percent said they donated these items to charities
  • 43 percent said they "accidentally" broke the belongings

Top items that didn't make the cut included:

  • Knick-knacks
  • Photo albums
  • Books
  • Decorative towels
  • Old trophies

Possible solutions

While hiring professionals won't take all the stress out of a move, it will relieve some of it. To ease potential strain on your relationships, hire movers to take care of all your moving needs. Simply fill out a free quote form to get started!

Cassandra Rose  Posted by Cassandra Rose on May 21, 2015

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