Once you've made the decision to move, you should have a family meeting to disclose your plans to your adult children. Like you, they have strong emotional ties to the family home and should be made aware of your plans.

This is your opportunity to bring your loved ones together to share your wishes and plans with your very important people. It's essential that they understand what matters to you. Once you've laid out your goals and preferences, they will know how to proceed should something unexpected occur.

But ultimately, this is your decision and you are making the right choice for you.

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Grandparents with their family


Plan to have the conversation outside of the normal celebrations. Make it a special event on its own.

Some ways you can make this a positive experience for everyone:

  • Tell your family members the purpose of the meeting ahead of time.
  • Express your reasons for the move.
  • Ask for their input and support.
  • Invite them to participate in any upcoming tours.

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