We are getting ready to put our house on the market (after living here almost 8 years and completely renovating it, mostly ourselves) and moving 100 miles away for a job change for hubby. It's a fantastic opportunity, and we'll hopefully be able to buy land and build a home in a few years (when all the approvals are done). In the meantime, we'll be renting something (haven't found it yet). The town we will be able to move into is a fantastic, small community, and this should be a very good move on many levels. But the stress of all of this is tearing me apart. Doesn't help we technically still can't tell anyone, nor can hubby give notice/have an end/start date with work, due to some confidentiality things that may take another week or more to sort out. I also have a 4 y.o. daughter who was dx'd with high-functioning autism a year ago. While she is doing so much better I doubt she'd still be "on the spectrum", she still is a VERY high-maintenance kid who would wear out even a healthy mom (I have CFS). And of course throw in all the demands of the holiday season (despite our keeping Xmas very small this year). I'm doing the best I can, but my head is spinning just juggling the contractors we've had to hire to get our house ready to sell (new roof, new paint, etc.). This also is the first house I've ever owned myself, the one our daughter was basically born in, and we have the whole "we did it ourselves" thing, so there is a lot of sentimental/"loss" stuff (plus we have awesome neighbors who I'll miss). Everything has happened so fast (a few weeks), and I have had so much stress in my life in recent years I am really gun-shy about any sort of change. Is there any way I can cope better with this? I have to shoulder a lot of this myself, including the likelihood of playing single mom 5 days a week when hubby goes up there to start work and me and my daughter stay here, potentially 'til our house sells. I am sleeping awful (nothing new) and even wake up completly on edge. BTW, I've tried counseling in the past and it doesn't help me, and I am extremely sensitive to just about any pharmaceutical these days. Homeopathy and some natural supplements help best, although I can't even remember to take them half of the time. Just any way to deal with the very high level of stress would be helpful! Thanks so much.