Moving is one of life’s most challenging events. If you’re relocating to or from Portland for your spouse’s job, this can add tension and turmoil to an already stressful task. It’s important to stay positive and to find ways to cope with the upcoming move. It may seem trying, but there are ways that you and your spouse can continually show love and support to one another.
Here’s how to cope with a move for your spouse’s job:
Tip #1: Surround yourself with support.
Supporting your spouse during the process is important, but don’t forget that you’ll need support, too. Seek career counseling advice if you’re planning on relocating and finding a job when you get there. Surround yourself with family and friends that are supportive of your move and that will help you during the moving process as well as once you’re settled into the new location.
Tip #2: Research your new city.
Researching facts, organizations, and other important must-knows about the city you’re about to move to will help provide a connection to it. Once you arrive, consider volunteering or joining local organizations that will give you the opportunity to establish new friendships and to network with other people that have similar interests. If you’re moving to Portland, check out our blog post about professional networking.
Tip #3: Look at your new living situation as an adventure.
Use your new city as a way to rekindle the romance in your relationship. Enjoy exploring the city together trying new restaurants or taking in the scenery around town. Connecting with your new city is a great way to reconnect with each other and build a new foundation for your relationship in a new place. Oregon has so many beautiful natural areas. It will be easy for you to find lots to see and do.
Tip #4: Do your part to stay connected.
Staying involved with friends in your current city will help you cope with the major transition that’s about to happen once you arrive in the new city. By staying in touch with family and friends on a regular basis, you’ll feel less isolated.
Tip #5: Find time to take care of yourself.
Moving involves managing a lot of details and it can be overwhelming and stressful at times. During the process of planning and preparing for your upcoming move, set aside time for yourself to do things that relax you. Maybe it’s heading to the salon, having coffee with a friend, sitting at home with a good book, or spending time outside. Whatever it is that helps you calm yourself and re-center, do it.
Relocating can be made easier with some planning, continued communication between you and your partner, and with support from other loved ones.
If you’re moving from Portland, let us help with your move. Contact Master Movers for an estimate.