New York is ideal for Valentine’s Day getaways NY. Whether you’re making a trip to Niagara Falls or skating at Rockefeller Plaza, romance is in the air across the state in February.
But what if you’re getting away to New York not just for Valentine’s Day, but for the long term? Consider the advice below, and you won’t regret moving to New York for love.
Forget a trip to Broadway or staying in on Valentine’s Day. (Ideas for staying in on Valentine’s Day: Ever tried baking together? Creating an in-home spa? Transform your living room into a ballroom?) All great ideas. But nothing says “I love you” like packing up your life to start over in New York.
What are the secrets to making a relationship work after you make a leap for love? After all, leaving a job, friends and family where you felt comfortable makes for quite an adjustment. You might be wondering “Will I regret moving for love?”
Let’s start with the hard part: Have a discussion about money. Make sure you’re clear about your expectations before the move. Decide who will pay for what, starting with expenses related to the move. (This is the time to hire a top-rated professional New York moving crew from Charles Wood & Son Moving & Storage.) Even if you decide to keep funds separate, developing a joint budget will help you avoid financial fights down the road.
You should also discuss your vision for the future of the relationship. While there are financial advantages to living together, this decision should be about the future of the relationship. Do you both want to get married? Are children in your plans? Do you plan to stay in the city you’re moving to? These are questions you should answer – together – before you move for love.
Another item to get on the same page about: The important of maintaining individual identities and interests. You will of course enjoy walks together, movies on the couch and homemade breakfasts. But you should also consider where you will spend your “alone time” in your new community. Find a gym, a coffee shop or a restaurant that could serve as your home away from home. Spending time apart gives you something to discuss over the dinner table!
Lastly, develop a backup plan. This is not exactly the stuff of Valentine’s Day romance, but it’s important to craft a strategy in case the relationship doesn’t work out. Decide beforehand how you two will handle a breakup, particularly how you will divide property and debts. This could be an awkward conversation, but better to have it now than once a breakup is under way.
Follow this advice and you won’t find yourself looking for love in all the wrong places. Take time to have these important conversations before you move in together. And take a moment to ask Charles Wood & Son for a free moving quote. Call (800) 759-0505 or fill out our online form.
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