Breaking the News: How to Let Friends and Family K …

Breaking the News: How to Let Friends and Family K …

Moving is never easy. While you may miss your city, the scenery, your house, by far the hardest part of moving is leaving your family and friends. Breaking the news to your family and friends can be tough. You may want to try to avoid telling them for as long as possible. However, notifying them late in your move can be more emotionally devastating for the both of you. Here are a few ways to let your family and friends know that you are relocating.

Tell Them Privately

When you don’t know how someone will react to big news, it is always best to tell him or her privately. Then they can feel comfortable to ask questions, or if they become emotional, they don’t feel embarrassed in front of a bunch of people. Schedule a coffee date at your home and try to make things comfortable and laid back. Share with them pictures of your new city and your new home. Having information and something to focus on will help direct the potentially difficult conversation.

Be Direct About Visits

When you tell your loved ones that you are moving, the first question often is, “When are you coming back to visit?” It is important that you are clear about whether you have plans to come back within the year. If you are moving a short distance away, a visit back may be sooner rather than later. However, if you are moving across state lines or overseas, trips back will likely be few and far between. Don’t make promises to visit just to make your friend or family member happy. Breaking a promise can harm your soon-to-be long distance relationship.

Be Direct About Visitors

The same rules go for your expectations on having visitors at your new home. If you want your family members or friends to visit when they can, let them know! If you need some time and space to get settled, don’t feel bad about saying no. That beats people staying at your new home before you feel ready.

Don’t Make a Social Media Mistake

Many people make the mistake of posting news of their move before telling close friends or family. No one wants to discover that his or her best friend is moving from a Facebook post or Tweet. Make sure to inform those closest to you before making a social media announcement.

Send New Contact Information

Coping with a close friend or family member moving is hard. One simple thing you can do to help is to stay in touch. When you have your new address, send it promptly to those who would appreciate it. If your phone number is changing, include that in your letter, e-mail, or text message. Gather people’s contact information that you want to maintain contact with (if you don’t have it already) and make sure to call or e-mail them on a regular basis.

If you are moving, contact the experts at Bekins Moving Solutions for help. Give us a call today at (877) 594-1187 for more information.