This article previously appeared on the Sparefoot.com Moving Blog
When someone you share a home with dies, your grieving process can become even more complicated if you’re dealing with a potential move.
Motivational speaker Carole Brody Fleet, author of “Happily Even After: A Guide to Getting Through (and Beyond) the Grief of Widowhood,” faced this decision after the death of her husband, Mike Fleet, in 2000. Mike had suffered from Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Not only was she living in an area that was in decline, but Fleet had emotional reasons for finding a new home.
“Living with all of the wonderful memories combined with the memory of him dying at home proved to be overwhelming,” she said.
If you’re thinking of making this type of move, consider these four pieces of advice for overcoming the logistical and emotional challenges.
In conjunction with National Moving Day, which in 2015 falls on May 26, SpareFoot is sharing various stories about people who’ve moved amid life-changing events. This story focuses on relocating after the death of a loved one.