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Discussing Moving With Your Partner
Discussing Moving With Your Partner

When your career hits progression mode, job offers cannot be far from reach. If you find one, pass the interview and get hired, you relocate. You can now rejoice and relish about all the things the job will bring, but there is still another hurdle to overcome. What about your partner, do they have to move with you and leave their present position? The situation is tricky and requires intense consultation.

Notwithstanding the sacrifices either of you will have to make, if your spouse decides to move with you, be informed that their life will change too. Partners who follow their mates to new work territories do have concerns that need addressing. Here is the reality check; your mate should quit their job, leave family and friends behind.

Now that is too much for an individual to bear.

Setting the ball rolling

Fortunately, by discussing an impending relocation with your partner, you can iron out most of the issues and forge ahead as a united front. What aspects can you highlight?

Management of finances

Spouses encounter challenges with money every day, and with relocation at hand, funds are more critical. Once a spouse has agreed to follow you into the new undertaking, remember that your salary should meet both your needs. You must decide that you shall survive on what one partner earns until when they can secure a job of their own. Look beyond the offer and try to include:

  • Housing costs
  • Traveling expenses
  • Healthcare
  • Luxuries
  • Spouse’s future career

If both of you are professionals in different fields, relocating will be a tough call. When one of you accepts an offer, the other must relinquish their job. When someone sacrifices the profession he or she has developed over the years, you should make it up for them. As you discuss, you could also research on the possibility of getting job openings for your spouse in the new locale. Ponder over the matter carefully as the implications stretch beyond your relocation.

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Culture shock

You are very eager to land in the new city and report to your new organization. You will meet different people from the ones you used to interact with and face challenging situations. All these will mold your work abilities. However, the spouse you shall leave behind in the morning and come back to in the evening has no life; only feelings of loneliness. Agree on how the both of you will be spending weekends and free time together.

Remain supportive

Showing empathy to your spouse can help them overcome stress. When talking about the process, show them that you appreciate the sacrifice made. Be compassionate and supportive for a smooth transition.

No one likes being left behind by his or her lifetime companion. Therefore, discuss the financial implication of your relocation plans. Talk about their career prospects in future in the new location. Also, find a way that both of you can overcome the culture shock that comes with moving. Above all, show compassion and empathy.

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After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood. 

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