I''ve not been on here for ages due to the stresses and strains of selling and buying houses. I''m finally in my new home and I love it. If anyone had told me 5 years ago I''d be happy living in a much smaller house on a new estate I''d have thought they were barking mad. Just about everything that could go wrong did go wrong including having my final let down from my ex leaving me to clear all his junk from the old house, having to stay with a friend for 6 weeks while my new house was being finished, endless contractual issues and unexpected expense, but I made it.
I''ve not been happier for years and years. I love my new space and am looking forward to my house warming party at the weekend which will be a celebration of surviving the journey.
Thank you to all on here that helped me so much and I hope this might just encourage some of you at the beginning to be able to see a tiny flicker of light at the end of the tunnel. It has taken me two and a half years but I have survived and am a much stronger, happier person as a result.
What a perfectly timed post. I''m within sight of the finishing line and my ex is also leaving me to sort out all of his stuff, he insists I am not to throw anything away but have a removal company deliver it all to him. And the house I am trying to buy is about a fifth of a size of here, it isn''t very pretty at all, and I keep having little panic attacks over how much there is to do,including some minor building works that he said he had sorted out a long time past. And it is all costing time, money and emotion. And then you write such an uplifting post, bless you, bless you. You have put a smile on my face. It will be 3 years for me in August since he left, and I am hoping to beat the anniversary date.
Have a wonderful, joyous house warming, you deserve it. Every happiness for the future.
Forester - sorry to hear about what you''ve been lumbered with. I ended up having to get a skip for my ex''s junk - he took what he wanted and left me to clear up. I too have radically down-sized but the house and the bills are now manageable. One think I kept in my mind those last few weeks was that it would be the last time he would let me down. A very liberating feeling indeed. You''re nearly there so stay strong. x