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[–] Longbow 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I've made about a dozen coast to coast moves and 6 international.

Since it was for work, I think it was worth it. My boys, OTOH, were always mad as hell finding out they were going to switch schools, yet again. They got over it a month or so into their new school year and all was well. They loved seeing things. Man, I miss them so much.

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[–] voat-ist 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I grew up this way. There was good and bad. I do love that I have seen lots of the US.

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[–] Longbow 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

It was exciting and interesting the first couple of times. After the kids arrived it was just one more family disruption.

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[–] Khorrl 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I have done it repeatedly for school, its not so bad if your able to travel light, can afford to buy a new bed where ever you go and don't need lots of furnishings. Just sell or burn everything on your way out as applicable.

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[–] Onlio 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Do it while you are young. It gets harder, the older you get

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[–] l23r 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Only if you have assets or kids, which I guess more older people have than not... but not everyone 30+ is bogged down like that.

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[–] voat-ist 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

5 or 6 times. Its great. You should do it at least once before you have kids.

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[–] DaBeetus 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

when i was in my early teens, my parents separated, and i moved with my mum to the other side of the world. i'd only 18 months earlier left all my friends behind when we moved across the country, so i didn't have a whole lot of friends to lose this time round, and it was easier.

during the few years we were there, i think i matured more rapidly than i would have had i remained with my dad and brother. i did things that weren't afforded to me back "home", and i had a massive community of people who cared for my mother and myself. then my folks decided to reconcile, and i was torn from everything i was in the process of building.

i still think fondly of those days, and many of that community still stay in touch some 20 years later, but should i get the opportunity to return, it will be a bitter sweet reunion. i've grown a lot since those days, but they certainly were fundamental in shaping who i have become.

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[–] SwiftLion 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Yep! I highly recommend it.

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[–] l23r 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Yup. Moved across the world with nothing but two suitcases and a knapsack. It was the best decision I've ever made.