Longtime girlfriend of LeBron James, Savannah Brinson, recently told Harper’s Bazaar that she wasn’t thrilled about moving to Miami.  “Vacationing there is great.  You go for three days and get some sun and it’s time to go home.”  While it’s not her first choice for a permanent residence, Brinson said, “It will definitely be an adjustment, but we’ll make it.” She added, “We’re not complaining.  Whatever LeBron felt was comfortable, I’m with him.  I just love him so much.”What are some ways a couple can adjust to a big move?

Cupid’s Advice:

Whether you have money to spare or you’re struggling just to get by, where you live can’t always be planned.  You may need to relocate due to a job change, or maybe you simply need a change from your current situation.  Either way, Cupid has found some ways to help you adjust to your new surroundings:

1. Research the area: One of the best things you can do for yourself and your loved ones is to take a look at where you’re going ahead of time. City-Data.com is a great site to learn about schools, neighborhoods, and local shopping establishments across the country.

2. Plan a look-see trip: When making a big change, it’s helpful to visit the area ahead of time if you can, even if it’s just for the day or weekend.  You can learn a lot about a location by driving through it.

3. Talk to your family: Even if the location choice isn’t negotiable, it’s important to include your kids and partner in conversations where you can discuss options, such as school choices, that are available.  Remember, they’re going through these changes with you.