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Old 02-27-2018, 09:21 PM
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Hello, it has been a year since my father passed away. My mother is a widow and we are taking his death in strides. However, with me I go through lots of triggers which causes me to get sad. His death was very sad, he passed away from sepsis that was caused by a bad fall. I was very close with my father and passing by the same spot and locations creates sadness for me. I am trying to get myself settled on the possibility of relocating to another state. I feel like I am in a rut staying in the same place and getting triggered all the time and feel like it is time for a new change and culture.

Does relocation help the healing process of grieving. Did you ever relocate after the death of a loved one and how did you handle it.
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Old 02-28-2018, 12:19 AM
Location: New Mexico
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Relocation is a tremendous amount of work. It depends on your situation but it took three years to sell my house at one end and considerable planning and confusion at the other end. There is nothing easy about it but with the right frame of mind and a positive situation in your new residence you might find it helpful. The learning curve will take up much of your time and thinking so it serves as a distraction. It sounds to me like you have some other motivations beyond your grief. Is being in a "rut" associated with your loss? Will your mother be moving with you? If so, you might have to consider her needs and wishes. Is another state really necessary? That adds a little more to the confusion.
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