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Forget flowers. Nothing says love like packing up your life to start over in a new city with the person you love.
It sounds risky, but a new report from moving start-up Bellhops suggests the majority of move-for-love couples make it. He can also speak from personal experience; his wife moved for him. While the odds may be decent, it's not something to be entered lightly. Too many people do big things like have a baby or move in an attempt to rescue a relationship, she said.
Corey Cottrell, a musician and contractor said he only moved from Austin to Louisville, Kentucky, for his now-wife's job because he knew their relationship was on solid foundation. They'd already bought a house together in Austin and overcome some challenges. Being able to transfer his work skills was a great benefit in being able to jump into their new life, he said.
It all absolutely worked out for the best. If the couple is certain this is the right move, there are some strategies for making success more likely, Orbuch said, starting with discussing expectations before the move. Finances are a key piece of this up-front talk. Being honest about how much money you make and how much you can spend on a move is an important step in avoiding the temptation to turn to credit cards and debt to fund the move.
Regular money communication is key and it goes a long way to reduce stress and anxiety around money. When it happened I felt more alone than I have ever felt with no support system nearby to run to or talk to. Identifying a community to move into made a big difference for Block.
For her it was the gay community where her wife was an active member. I don't think everyone has something, though, like if you're a foodie that doesn't automatically plug you in.
Nashville-based writer Kristin Luna created her own community when she moved to San Francisco for her now-husband — with some advance planning. Luna chose to give it a year before committing to the move from New York. But that year gave her time to put some pieces in place. By the time I moved to San Francisco, I had a healthy Rolodex of contacts at top publications in New York that made freelancing a bit easier. That time upfront was key in their success. Of course, sometimes, a move can push you in unplanned directions, and with the right partner, that can work too.
Artist Diana Baur lost her management job in Philadelphia just a week after her then-boyfriend, who was German, was offered a job in Germany. That was was seismic, but in retrospect it was the easy part.
In the end, moving for love taught me to stretch myself in ways I never thought I would, and I have learned to live far outside of my comfort zone in many ways. Want more tips like these? IE 11 is not supported.
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