Breakups can be messy, involving strong emotions and sometimes even legal issues. However, one of the hardest parts of the post-divorce/breakup process is moving out of the old home you once shared. Thankfully, it is possible to make a post-divorce/breakup move smoother.
In this post, elderly moving services provider Busy Buddies, Inc. shares valuable tips you should keep in mind to make your post-divorce/breakup move as painless as possible.
Decide Where Pets Will Go
If you and your partner shared any pets, you’ll need to decide who the pet will live with after you separate. If you cannot agree on this, a lawyer can help you come to a decision. In some cases, it may be possible to share custody of your pet.
Separate Your Emotions From The Situation
While you are well within your rights to grieve a relationship that’s coming to an end, it’s important that you do this in your own time and as much as possible avoid letting your emotions dictate business. Try not to discuss the logistics of moving out when you and your former partner are at the height of your emotions. Instead, allow yourselves to have some time alone before discussing the best strategy of who stays and leaves and how to divide your items between the two of you.
Recruit a Friend
Moving out can be physically draining so it’s a good idea to ask a trusted friend to help you through the move by lending you their physical and emotional strength. Try to pack up your things at a time when your former partner isn’t around to avoid extra stress and pain. Alternatively, if a friend is unavailable, you can always count on moving and declutter your home pros, Busy Buddies, Inc. to help you move.
Sell or Donate
If you and your ex are having trouble deciding what to do with some of the items that you co-owned in your old home, consider selling or donating them. That way, you can split the profits or allow someone in need to have something new for their own home.
Divorces and breakups can cause a lot of pain, so you should try to surround yourself with friends and family that you can trust. That way, you’ll have an emotional support system and you won’t feel alone in your new home.
Take Care of Yourself
The most important thing that you should do after a breakup is to take care of yourself. The end of a relationship can be a big pill to swallow but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t live your life to the fullest. Treating yourself to nice things and living a healthier lifestyle are great ways to take care of yourself after a breakup.
Turn to Busy Buddies, Inc. for your moving needs. We are your number one provider of senior moving and caring transitions services. Give us a call at (703) 828-1833 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We serve homeowners in McLean, VA, and nearby areas.