Ok my husband thinks I'm just an overly emotionally sensitive fool and that I need to move on. Partly he is right but partly he needs to be a little more understanding!
I lived in the same apartment building for 14years. The last 6 years of it DH and I bought a 3bdr apartment and our children were conceived and brought home to that apartment. We renovated it, put in my almost dream kitchen, added in a study area and loved living there as did our kids. I knew heaps of people in the building and really felt a part of the"community". I knew our neighbours and their kids and knew I had someone to call on if I needed it.
BUT, it didn't have any outside area and was single glazed so got a bit noisy, was a bit loud (so my DH complained of, didn't notice it really) and the kids needed to get outside more. So DH cracked it one day really badly and I agreed to sell and within a month it was sold.
Our new apartment is great, don't get me wrong. It is double the size internally and has a 200sqm terrace for the kids to play on which they are loving. We now live under my parents which is working out really well and DH and the kids are well settled.
Me, I'm not. I can't get over the fact we are now renting not owners, that I no longer have my awesome kitchen and whilst the one we have is nice it's not as practical as mine was and given that I cook 7 nights a week from scratch it was a big deal to me. I miss the ease of walking to the local shops, I miss the people in the building. I know it will get better but DH will not entertain any discussion with my over how I feel and I'm starting to get really annoyed with it.
Am I just overly emotional and sensitive or is it natural (perhaps more so for the woman than the man) to find it harder to let go of the attachment and memories of a house?
Sorry it was long in the end