Moving Far Away From Family

If your relocation is approaching, you probably have plenty of questions on your mind. And while a majority of them are easily answered, most people draw a blank when it comes to leaving their friends and moving far away from family. Friends and family members bring joy to your life, and it’s challenging to leave home and all of them behind to move to a different state. We are hoping to share some of these questions and thus help ease this transition for you.

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January 1, 2018 Posted in Moving Tips

Moving Far Away From Family – Take Time to Say Goodbye

This period in life may be daunting to some more than others. The truth is, it won’t be easy on anyone, you or any of your friends and family members. Relocation will make you realize just how many memories you share, how you used to have fun nearly all the time, and it may choke you up. An important thing at this point would be to let them all know just how much your time spent together meant to you. Throw a moving-away party in your old home before you leave, and have some time to reminisce and say goodbye.

They Understand Your Choices

We know it may seem a little awkward to you now, but you are not abandoning anyone. All of your siblings and your parents, as well as friends, understand that your move is for your best. Don’t feel bad or guilty for your choices, because your brighter future is everyone’s ultimate goal. Your family knows you’re not just leaving them behind, but that you’re going to build a life for yourself in a better environment. They might even share your ambition and follow in your footsteps.

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You’ll Have a New Home To Go To

You will have plenty of things to look forward to. Your future now holds exciting things, like a new home, a new neighborhood to explore, a new town, and ultimately new people you will meet. Going further from home gives you great opportunities to broaden your horizons, widen your social circle, and make some bolder moves. Don’t be scared of meeting someone and chatting them up, and making friends will become so easy.

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Relocation to a different state

Throw a Weekend Getaway at a Lake

You can’t forget your old friends and loved ones and simply replace them with new ones. That’s why we suggest you organize occasional weekend getaways to reunite and spend more quality time together. You don’t have to go far, or way out of your budget – just pick a lake cottage (or some other place you all like) where you all can fit and have some amazing time while sharing old and making new memories.

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A party by the lake can a great way to stay connected with friends and family

What We’ve Learned From Experience

We feel the need to share the tips we were given by our previous clients to help people of the Internet in their various doubts about relocation. Here’s what we have compiled to make your life a little bit easier:

Insist on Communication

It’s easy to fall out of touch nowadays. Conversely, it’s also very easy to stay in touch; you just have to want to. Make the phone call and reach out first to your family members back home. You’ll feel better, and they will be surprised and happy. If you can beat today’s tempo of life and pick up the phone, you can also leave a voice message and remind your folks you’re thinking of them.

Use Social Media

We can’t say clicking ‘like’ on someone’s picture will keep the bond strong, but there are other ways to use social media. It may be contradictory to what people usually say about digital life nowadays, but social media helps people stay in touch. You may have heard someone say that social media alienates people who are together, but it helps connect people who are away. It’s a double-edged sword you need to use carefully, but it will ultimately help you stay in touch with relatives if you use it right.

Leave Your House

Don’t let melancholy take over, now that you live elsewhere. The last thing you want now is to provoke a relocation depression, so our tip is always to leave the house when you’re missing someone or feel a little blue. If you don’t make yourself get up and leave the house, you are at risk of becoming very moody and alienated.

Find Support In the Community

Whether you are moving to another state or even a different country, it may be the loneliest place in the world if you don’t start exploring. You don’t have to turn the town upside down, just find a neighbor you like and chat them up, and find out about where the community meetings are held. If you now live in a foreign country, look for a community of expats on Facebook, and connect with them as well.

Read Blogs And Look For Help

Lastly, if you are going through a move, you will need a lot of information. Now that you’re more knowledgeable on how to deal with going far away from your loved ones, you may want to read more about how to move to your new home and whether it would be a good idea to hire professional long-distance moving services. Of course, you can always organize the move on your own, but having professional packers prepare your things for the road and ship your car to your new place might take a lot of weight off your shoulders.

Moving Away Will Be the Start of a New Chapter in Your Life

Hopefully, you now have a better grasp of what it takes to move away from the ones you cherish the most, but also how to cope with leaving them and stay centered during your move. Luckily, there are ways to stay in touch that don’t require a lot of money or time, so you can still be a part of the close-knit family, even from afar. Live your life to the fullest, and you won’t regret making this move.

Blake Shaw

Bostonian and residential moving and packing expert. Blake Shaw enjoys bar-hopping, music, and writing insightful content.



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