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Offline mkendrick

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Do I sell the house?
« on: February 08, 2019, 05:52:08 PM »
I have been wrestling with this concept for awhile now and would like to get some of your opinions. I am doing okay financially, but I've had to make many small sacrifices to fit my life into a budget. Some of the changes I don't mind at all, but some of them make me wonder what life would be like if I sold my house and rented an apartment in the city. I'm worried that my kids will put on a strong face when I'm around but secretly resent me for selling the home they grew up in.  I'm not afraid to say that it breaks my heart to think of my girls feeling that way about me.  I keep telling myself that I could do a lot for them with the money too; that it's not all about me, but I don't know if they would see it the same way.  Has anyone else gone through selling the family home?  How did you approach your kids with the news?  What were their reactions?

Offline MaryB

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Re: Do I sell the house?
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2019, 07:39:10 PM »
Ooooo great thread!  I would be upset if my folks did that, but now being on the other side myself,  I can understand your thinking too!  I am anxious to hear what other's think...  Good luck!

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Re: Do I sell the house?
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2019, 12:10:20 PM »
While I am still on the fence about the decision, I think I am leaning towards selling the house. It would allow me to visit my kids more often without always waiting for them to come back home for the holidays. Not to mention it would allow me to get into a hobby and maybe meet some other people.

Offline MaryB

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Re: Do I sell the house?
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2019, 01:43:31 PM »
I agree with you!  After reading other posts and getting to know you better, I agree it would be a good decision.  It's a great new adventure and will lead to many new good and exciting things!   :cutecheerleader:

Offline CountryMom

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Re: Do I sell the house?
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2019, 01:04:18 AM »
I am also in the process of selling my home and downsizing so I understand what you're feeling. I discussed the situation with my children before making the decision and they fully supported me. In fact, my daughter said she was wondering why I had been hanging around in this large family home when it was just me left inside. Often we are so worried about the "bad" that could come from our decisions, when really, they are completely unfounded fears. Do what you think is best for you. Your daughters will understand.

Offline Layla

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Re: Do I sell the house?
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2019, 07:15:17 AM »
I haven't sold our home, but I can definitely see situations in which I would do so. I would be sad if my parents sold their home, but I'd totally support them in doing so. They have to do what's best for them. And so do you.

Be open with your kids. Allow them to express their feelings. You might be surprised at how supportive they are. Hopefully they'll understand that you are making the best decision for you, and being able to visit them more often should definitely make them happy.

 

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