It’s very easy to get excited about the things you will gain by moving – a new job, for example, or maybe to be closer to a partner. However, it’s equally important to consider what you’re going to miss; will you lose proximity to family and your network of friends?
Will you be moving away from places and resources you love and use? Will you miss a social club or sporting group or even just access to a really good museum or library?
None of those things are insurmountable but they do need some thought. How will you replace those in your new location? Can you join clubs? Hire babysitters? How much will it cost you to travel back and visit family?
If you don’t plan to compensate for these losses then you will feel them once you have moved, and they could stop you being happy in your new location and home.