What To Expect When He Moves For Your Job

August 7, 2019  |  
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When your partner moves because you got a new job in a new city where he has little career prospects, it’s a big deal. It’s a huge deal, actually. It means that you two decided that your career was either A) more important or B) more promising than his. That’s a hard hit for a man’s ego to take. If your partner was able to admit that you’re just killing it and that it was essential you two make this move, hug him every day. That’s a supportive partner. He had to swallow the reality pill that he hadn’t really planted enough professional roots in your previous city to make it worth staying there. It’s wonderful to bring a loving partner on your new adventure, but you do have to take into account the fact that he turned his life upside down. Here is what to expect when your partner moves for your job.

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He’ll lean on you socially

You have the built-in social life through your new coworkers. They invite you to happy hours and softball leagues. Your partner doesn’t have that, so he’ll lean on you socially for a while. It’s going to take him some time to rebuild his own group of friends and his own life, separate from yours.

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