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Have relocated and feel so unsettled - any positive experiences?

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KenDoddsDad · 22/10/2020 19:25

We have recently sold our much-loved house and moved about 45 minutes away to a new area (we moved for our children’s schooling). We’re currently living in a rental house whilst we look for a new house to buy, having been here for about 2 months. I feel desperately sad and really miss our old house and the village where we had so many close friends.

I know it’s not helping that we’re very aware that this rental house is temporary. Does anyone have any success stories about relocating, or how long it took you to settle? I don’t think the current COVID climate is helping!

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Roselilly36 · 22/10/2020 19:40

45mins away isn’t too far OP, so hopefully you can still keep in touch with friends. We are all living in the strangest of times. And living in a rented/temp home you can’t put down proper roots & make it yours. Have you had any luck finding a permanent home, assuming you are in England & hoping to move before the end of the stamp duty break. Keep in mind that you made this decision to benefit your children. I hope you feel more settled soon, take each day as it comes. Wishing you luck & happier times ahead OP.

KenDoddsDad · 22/10/2020 19:45

Thank you so much, @Roselilly36. Yes, we go back every weekend to see our friends and family and we feel grateful that they are still so close.

We were just about to exchange on a new property, but it looks like it won’t be going ahead as it has been underpinned recently with no building regs etc, and the seller is implying we are being neurotic 🤦‍♀️ It was our dream home, so I think disappointment is getting me down!

Thanks again for your message. You’re right; it’s best for the children and they love their new school.

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Roselilly36 · 22/10/2020 20:02

Disappointment is probably a big part of the unsettlement too. We are about to move, so I am sure I will be uncertain too for a while, totally natural to feel that way. It’s a big change, but it will get easier, just take your time, your children are happy so that’s got to be worth it. Very best wishes for the future.

KenDoddsDad · 22/10/2020 20:35

Thank you so much - and to you too. I hope your house move goes well. X

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boysonthesofa · 22/10/2020 21:16

Very unsettling I know the feeling well. Renting in particular when you know you'll be moving on is hard. Sort of a limbo. Give yourself time and things will begin to slot into place. Take your time getting to know people and try and focus on the positives. It's hard at this time of year without baby upheaval. But natural to feel this way.

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