For those brides that moved to a new city after marriage

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
187 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Villa Celeste

My situation is a bit different, but I did move shortly before getting engaged to my FI. I was living in San Diego, and him in Los Angeles when we first met. That’s what kept us from getting serious for the first couple years when we dated. Finally after about 2 years, he expressed that he wanted to see me exclusively and make it work. My FI was already established in his career up in L.A, so I decided I would transfer up to university there to complete grad school.

Initially, it was daunting. Even though L.A isn’t that far from San Diego it’s still a huge change especially when I didn’t know many people. I found that being in school really helped broaden my horizons and spending time with the few friends I did know in L.A. After awhile I became comfortable, and now it does really feel like home. I’ve had friends who have moved with their husbands back to their hometowns to be closer to family and some have loved it and others have hated it. I think it all comes down to the person and their specific lifestyle. If you’re not involved in anything, and not making an effort to meet people, then you’ll be lonely. It was important for me to make friends and have a relationship and life outside of my fiance. I think if you both move somewhere new together, it might either be beneficial or it might not be. I think there are so many variables that go into a successful move. 

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