Moving to a new city? It comes with its own stress

Moving is an unavoidable part of the homebuying process. Few of us look forward to it. But a new study from Porch, an online network that connects homeowners to home repair and maintenance professionals, suggests that many of us are willing to move in the name of love.

Porch’s study, Moving in the Name of Love, looked at the reasons why people moved and how moving impacts relationships. According to the study, 86 percent of men and women said they would move to a new city if their partner was offered a new job in it. The study found that 75 percent of men and 81 percent of women would move to a new state and 70 percent of men and 73 percent of women would move to a state that was located two to five states away.

The study found, too, that 61 percent of women were willing to move to a new country for their partner’s career, while 57 percent of men said the same.

These statistics are higher for married couples. Porch found that 89 percent of married men and 92 percent of married women were willing to move with their spouse for a professional relocation.

A move can have a significant impact on a relationship. Porch found that when one partner relocates but the other doesn’t, the couple breaks up 59 percent of the time. When both couples move, though, the couples stayed together 69 percent of the time.

What led to problems after a move? Porch found that 52 percent of respondents said they missed family members while 49 percent missed friends. Another 27 percent said they struggled to find a new job after moving, while 25 percent said they struggled to find a new job that they liked as much as the one they gave up.