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moving to the suburbs from the city of a young married couple spending time together indoors

So your partner wants to move to the suburbs and you want to stay in the city. Nay—you need to stay in the city. But he says he needs less congestion, noise pollution, and traffic. It can feel like you’re at an impasse. And, the truth is that many couples have broken up simply because the two individuals didn’t feel that they could be happy building a life in the same place. They wanted to wind up in the same place, of course, but their ideas of the perfect place to live were vastly different. People get tired of city life. People can become exhausted by the fact that their calendar is always full, and they struggle to even make all of those appointments because of traffic. Some people just want to get back in touch with nature and live somewhere with less cement because it’s so good for you. But some people feel a deep connection to the city—like it feels their heartbeat. Here’s what can happen when your partner wants to move to the suburbs but you want a city life.

moving to the suburbs from the city

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Get out of town more

You may be able to scratch your partner’s itch by simply getting out of town more often. Find some affordable, quiet towns you can escape to for weekend getaways every six to eight weeks. Maybe just knowing that a break from the city is around the corner, and will be regular, can be enough.

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