New Move: Thanks for Help During Life Transition

By Billie •  Updated: 04/05/13 •  4 min read

Write a thank-you note to thank others for their help during a life transition: moving to a new town, after a divorce, new career change, etc.

Dear Ray and Diane,

I feel a little overwhelmed and crowded now by all the “new” in my life. New job. New apartment. New neighborhood. But the best “new” is a new perspective. I don’t have to tell you how desperate I was feeling, still entangled in my relationship with Brad. When things started to go from bad to worse, I almost felt numb. That is, until you two came on the scene.

I just can’t thank you enough for all the time you’ve spent with me. Calling all your network to help me locate a new job here. Coaching me on the interview. Even neighborhood hunting all weekend. The hours and hours you’ve spent on my behalf seems like an incredible gift. And an investment –- an investment in helping me start a new life.

How can you thank someone for all that? Please know how dear you’ve both become to me. Your love and concern feel like a warm blanket on those long nights as I adjust to my new life here.

With much love,


“Thanks for helping me move into my new life.” Nobody paints like that, btw.

Example of a thank-you note for support and assistance during big life changes

Dear [Name],

I wanted to take a moment to express my deepest gratitude for all of the support and assistance you’ve provided during my recent life transition. [Moving to a new town/going through a divorce/making a new career change/etc.] has been an incredibly challenging and stressful time, but your kindness and generosity have made all the difference.

From helping me pack up my belongings to lending an ear when I needed to talk, you’ve been a constant source of comfort and encouragement. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your willingness to drop everything and lend a helping hand whenever I needed it. You truly went above and beyond, and I am incredibly grateful.

As I settle into my new [home/career/life], I feel incredibly fortunate to have someone like you in my corner. Your unwavering support and friendship have made a world of difference, and I am so grateful for all that you’ve done.

Once again, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I couldn’t have made it through this challenging time without you, and I look forward to many more years of friendship and support.

With heartfelt thanks, [Your Name]

Thank-you note to friends and family for helping me move into new house

Dear [Friend/Family],

I just wanted to take a moment to express my heartfelt gratitude for all the help you provided me during my recent move. Your willingness to lend a hand and offer your time and energy meant the world to me and made the process so much smoother.

I truly appreciate all the heavy lifting, packing, and unpacking you did, and your company and support during this transitional period were invaluable to me. Your kindness and generosity did not go unnoticed, and I am incredibly grateful for all you’ve done.

Moving can be a stressful and overwhelming experience, but having you by my side made it so much more manageable. Your help and support made me feel loved and supported, and I am so grateful for our friendship/family bond.

Once again, thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your help and support during this time. I am blessed to have you in my life and cannot imagine going through this process without you.

Warmly, [Your name]


Thank-You Messages For Friends

Thank You for Support and Sympathy


I like to climb mountains, read Nietzsche, and explore the West Coast. I have a BA from York University (2003) and yet on this site I sometimes spell like an American (know your audience). Thank you. Thank you very much.

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