By Richard Asa, Special to Tribune Newspapers

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Americans move a lot: About 45 million did in 2010. That’s as if nearly everyone in Spain moved in one year.

Of the people who moved, 6.7 million had lived in a different state the year before, the Census Bureau reports. The point, in one important context, is that millions of people every year have to cope with separation from their families, friends, communities, and traditions.

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