An emotional article from The New York Times headlined The Psychology of Moving:

Whether one moves frequently or almost never, moving is an intensely emotional experience. The underlying psychological issues involved in real estate decisions are of great interest to therapists and psychologists, because housing and moving are filled with symbolism, the hope for new beginnings, crushing disappointments, loss, anxiety and fear.

For those who move a lot, some therapists and now real estate agents are borrowing a term used in Alcoholics Anonymous, calling frequent moving “pulling a geographic.” It’s a way of seeking external changes to change internal problems.

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