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A New You: Helpful Hints For Relocating After a Divorce and Making New Friends

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The following are some tips that will help you during a relocation period due to a divorce:

Budget With Your Keepsakes In Mind

Try to remember to not make these the last items packed since these items cannot be replaced. Have them packed well, insured and mailed before your move. You will enjoy having these items when nostalgia sets in while living in your new place. Nostalgia will come and you may want to reflect on your life and how much better you are doing now, what you miss about how things were before and why you needed a change.

All Important Companies Have Your Contact Information

Make sure you check with utility companies to ensure that electric, telephone, gas, cable will all be shut off and turned on again on your desired dates. Check to see that all banking and credit card information has been updated with a new address. Did you remember to discontinue magazine subscriptions or do a change of address? Visit the post office and notify them to forward your mail. Make sure you give all your family and friends all your new information.

Once you arrive in a new state keep in mind that you will probably have to change your driver’s license and vehicle registration to that state within a certain time period. You will also need to update vehicle insurance.

Meet with your relatives and friends before you relocate. Make contact with the ones you really care about who may be your daily support system. When holidays approach, send cards or invite relatives over. Making time for relatives and friends before you relocate creates memories, builds on your relationships and helps you mentally and physically cope with any unforeseen obstacles.

How To Find New Friends After Moving

Moving to a new community is both exciting and stressful, especially when leaving to a new town or moving to a new location in the same town that is away from established places and people. Family members tend to feel disconnected. It is important to find new friends to make you feel more at home. Once you have arrived in a new area it will be a big adjustment on many levels. Try not to let yourself get too overwhelmed by everything that you have to do.

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