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So You Have To Break The News To Your Family About Moving?
Tuesday, 31 October 2017, 03:10:00 PM

Have you recently found yourself in an awkward or uncomfortable situation surrounding the fact that your family has to move and you have to be the one to break it to them? It doesn’t matter if you are the parent, the guardian, or just one of the main contributors to your household’s income. It can be a difficult situation for anyone to have to encounter. Here are a few ways you can handle the situation:

Be Bold And HonestSo You Have To Break The News To Your Family About Moving?

Sometimes you have absolutely no choice but to just come out with it and tell your family like it is. Tell them that you have received a new job offer and taken it. Tell them if you have talked with a sales representative. Tell them if you have made any plans or of the plans that you are planning to make regarding the move. Some families truly do respond to the fact that you were open, honest, and bold about your delivery of the news. This may work if you prefer to stay emotionless about the situation, especially if you know that everyone else will have a lot of emotions once you reveal the news.

Tell Them One At A Time

Telling them one at a time may work in your best interest if you know that the members of your household will all handle the news differently. We all process information slightly differently in the first place, but having someone excited and someone distressed in the same room receiving the same news may just fuel a fire you don’t want to have to put out. This could also work if you have the type of family that has differing schedules that require each of you to be in a different place at a different time and there are few opportunities for all of you to sit down together to discuss the move.

Set Up A Family Fun Day

Do you have young children with a lot of memories and attachments to the house that you hold onto that may not process information in the same way that adults do? If so, than you are in the same type of situation that many families that must move when children are young are in. You don’t want to break the news to them and risk them blowing up in a temper tantrum that they cannot calm themselves out of. You also do not want to surprise them on moving day. In this case, try setting up a family fun day and giving them a lot of fun things to do. Then ask them if they enjoyed it and if they want to go on new adventures in a new place. They may not be completely open to it, but if you present it to them as a fun opportunity they just may be open and willing to accept these fun new adventures.

Take Home Advice

Informing your family that you have to move can be one of the most difficult things that you ever have to do. There will likely be someone that is upset, someone that is excited, and someone that doesn’t quite understand how their life will be impacted by this change. Still, if this move is what is best for your family, you cannot feel bad about having to break this news. You have to do what is best for the family. Good luck on the move.


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