Moving Out and Moving on in the New Year

The beginning of a New Year is a great time for refection and thought.  We tend to assess everything from our diets to our careers.  A lot of individuals also take a look at their relationships.  If you have been living together for a while and there has been zero movement in your relationship, 2011 might mean that you are moving out of your cohabitation living arrangement.  This is not an easy choice but it is one that can lead to greater happiness and fulfillment for you and your partner.

Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you prepare to move out.

1. You are not a failure.

Remember that not every relationship ends in marriage and this will be an experience to help you learn and grow as a
person. Use this time to think about the things that you will look for in your next relationship.

2. This is a great opportunity to reconnect with yourself and your friends.

Now that you are single, take time to delve into your new life rather than delving into sorrow. Volunteer, meet friends for coffee, and plan a girlfriends getaway for Valentines weekend. No moping around for you!

3. Take care of yourself.

Ending a relationship is tough. Ask your friends and family for support. You may not need it right away but at some point you may begin to feel lonely and nostalgic about your relationship. This is where your pals/family come into play. They will help you through the crying, drunk dialing and stress.

Author Bio:

J.J. is head writer for the website ‘Should We Live Together’. The site
features articles for individuals contemplating living together, already
living with a partner or moving out of their cohabitation arrangement.
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