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(Fox News)   Americans say moving is more stressful than divorce, because it means losing something you still love behind, like that half-balcony off the master for morning coffees   (foxnews.com) divider line
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2020-10-01 1:56:41 PM  
"the master"?  What un-woke year are you from subby, 2019?!

/moving was stressful
//haven't been divorced so no comparison
 
2020-10-01 4:32:14 PM  
State-to-state moving for us was a HUGE pita. We don't even have kids, I couldn't imagine doing that with kids. Unless we win the lotto, we ain't leaving for a while now.
 
2020-10-01 4:44:34 PM  

Combustion: State-to-state moving for us was a HUGE pita. We don't even have kids, I couldn't imagine doing that with kids. Unless we win the lotto, we ain't leaving for a while now.


Been there. done that. never again if i can help it.   on top of all the moving if you have to sell/buy a house on either/both ends its just a misery.  next time we burn it down and collect the insurance, or not.  the hit would probably be worth it.
 
2020-10-01 4:47:46 PM  
I moved a few times in my hometown. Different apartments and houses. But last year, I packed up everything and moved cross country by myself. I would rather move back than ever get married in the first place.
 
2020-10-01 4:54:29 PM  
Never been married, hope to never have to untangle a mess like that.

I did move three times in five years though, and that was plenty. This month actually marks three years in my current spot, and I love it. Finally hung up some f*cking artwork just this past year.
 
2020-10-01 5:02:59 PM  
On top of these stress points is, of course, the price tag of the move and the survey found the average cost was over $1,500. Respondents also said they then spent an average of $211 to cover unexpected costs that popped up during the move.

Hahahahaha... try moving a family of four across the Pacific.
 
2020-10-01 5:13:56 PM  
Losing a child
Losing a spouse
Building a house

Many years ago when we built this place, a psychologist told me these were the 3 most stressful, common experiences. I have no way of knowing if it's so. Building a house is very stressful. When we signed the contract with our builder, he told us we'd move in by Valentine's Day. He broke ground on Valentine's Day. When we moved in, we had $75 until the next payday. Credit cards maxed. Family tapped out.
 
2020-10-01 5:14:39 PM  
Both our kids are out of the house, most of our friends have moved out of state and we really don't interact with (or like) our families so we are seriously talking about moving. We no longer have need for our 4 bedroom house and we are tired of stairs. I dread the idea of moving but can't stand living in Illinois any more. Too bad we're thinking of moving where our friends now live.......Florida.
 
2020-10-01 5:15:11 PM  
I don't understand people who move every other year it seems like, even just in town for bigger or smaller places.  Such a pain in the butt.
 
2020-10-01 5:17:44 PM  
Our family moved a lot when I was a kid. My dad's job. In the 50s, moving boxes were huge and we seemed to always have enough of them left over in the basement to build a little "city" in. Loved moving when I was a kid.

Now, I know what aged my folks so quickly.
 
2020-10-01 5:18:42 PM  
Personally, I think those half-balconies are rather stressful.
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2020-10-01 5:20:28 PM  

Badafuco: I moved a few times in my hometown. Different apartments and houses. But last year, I packed up everything and moved cross country by myself. I would rather move back than ever get married in the first place.


Had a pickup, got called on to "help" move four or five times to the one time I moved.  Funny, nobody volunteered to help then.  Also, never saw hide nor hair of any promised beer or pizza.
 
2020-10-01 5:25:24 PM  
Doesn't divorce typically involve moving as well?  At least 50% of the time I would think.
 
2020-10-01 5:30:33 PM  
I grew up moving all the time. If it sucks, you have too much stuff. Time for a purge. We rent a UHaul and take it to the dump every couple years.
 
2020-10-01 6:41:17 PM  

yakmans_dad: ... Building a house is very stressful. When we signed the contract with our builder, he told us we'd move in by Valentine's Day. He broke ground on Valentine's Day. ...
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Reminding everyone that before you sign with a builder/contractor, make sure there's a completion-date penalty written into the contract.   And of course everything must be done to code and in a workman like standard with no shortcuts.  Build a weather-delay into that final completion date and then don't budge from invoking the completion date financial penalties.
 
2020-10-01 8:28:09 PM  

Combustion: State-to-state moving for us was a HUGE pita. We don't even have kids, I couldn't imagine doing that with kids. Unless we win the lotto, we ain't leaving for a while now.


Moving from AZ to UT was a nightmare. Normally a 12 hour drive, we ended up with a 36 hour epic journey, had to rent a trailer and talk my BIL into driving up with us because the wife tried to save $$ and didn't get the biggest truck. UHaul had a blowout (Luckily it was one of the dualie tires in the rear and we were stopped at the time), discovered that the wife has issues driving long distances at night, etc., etc...

But when I move, I have never left anything "I loved" behind. Every move has been an upgrade of some kind.

Now, we're not moving again, because I'm done AND I love the neighborhood and house, so if I moved again it would be stressful for that reason, but it's always been stressful for a bazillion other reasons.
 
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