Has anyone been in a situation where they want to move house, but their DH doesn't?
A bit of background. DH and I bought the house we live in 5 years ago. It is a beautiful house, it suits us and our family (2 DD's) perfectly, it needs nothing doing to it. We have added a big pergola, done up the back yard. It has increased in value in that 5 years.
The downside...our house is in a newly designed development and we are on the main road in and out of the development, and its a busy road. There is no footpath on our side of the street and the kids cannot ride their bikes out the front, we dont ever go out the front to play and as such, while there are other kids in our street, we literally never see them. I have never ever been in to our neighbours houses on either side. I know them to wave to and that's it.
Recently I have been looking at blocks of land nearby (and when I say nearby, like literally less than 1-2km's away) that are in quiet courts at the back of the estate, or in a new estate right next door. The estate next door is beautiful with lots of trees.
We owe virtually nothing on our mortgage so DH is happy that we are able to easily meet the repayments etc, take holidays, do what we want. But, I cant
shake the feeling that we are not in our long term house. Funnily enough, if we build elsewhere, I actually want to downsize. Even though this house suits us, there are a couple of rooms too many that we actually rarely use.
So, have you been in a position where one partner wants to move and the other doesn't, and how did you resolve it?