Should you relocate for love?

Should you relocate for love?

In today’s culture of online dating and social networking, more and more people are embarking on long distance relationships. Many begin at university, sometimes because you have picked to go to a university far from home, or because you and your significant other have different prospects after graduation. With the job market being so scarce, many young professionals also find themselves moving for work.

Long distance relationships can be hard, and not all people can cope with them. But if your long distance relationship goes well, should you consider relocating to be nearer the one you love? The Cheapest Life Insurance takes a look at this common question.

The key questions to ask yourself are:

  1. Would you enjoy living where they live? As in, if your partner lives in a city and you’ve always wanted to live in the country, could you put up with that for their sake or would you grow to resent them for it?
  2. Could you leave where YOU live? If you live near all your friends and family, or maybe have lived in the same place for a long time and have really grown to love it, could you really leave?
  3. Do you have a plan? Are you just going to move into your partner’s double bed and job hunt whilst they’re out at work, or do you intend to have a job and a flat lined up before you take the plunge?
  4. How about a backup plan? If your relationship folds not long after you move, do you want to make a go of it in the new city or will you move straight back home?
  5. Are they really worth it? Sounds tough, but if they’re not ‘the one’, should you really uproot your life for them?

They are big, scary questions and some may seem a little premature, but it’s important to ask yourself all of them. It is also essential that you find out how your partner feels about them all as well. If the answers to questions 1 and 2 are no, you could ask your partner if they would be willing to move back to your hometown with you in the future. If the answers to all 5 are yes, then you are ready to relocate for love!

It is also important to be completely honest with your answers. If you lie and tell yourself you will be fine living in a new city with no friends or job, you may end up resenting your partner if you struggle in your new home and break up anyway.

 

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