Are you moving for your partner's job? Then you might commit these three mistakes ...

13 Apr 2021Updated: 4 hours ago | 52 people are reading

Are you moving for your partner's job? Then you might commit these three mistakes ...

© Marjolein van de Munt Are you moving for your partner's job? Then you might commit these three mistakes ...

Your partner gets the career opportunity of his dreams. The only problem is, his new workplace is not exactly around the corner. You decide to relocate and quit your job so that your lover can realize his dream. But is this really the right choice for you? And what can you do to find out if this is what you dream of?

1. Pure financial

With a big decision like this, money is often an essential factor. But if this is the only reason to take the job, it can be counterproductive. Keep in mind that both of your lives are being drastically reversed and is that really worth the money?

2. Short-term thinking

Such decisions usually have little influence in the short term, but what does a distant move mean for your future plans? Do you ever want to move back to the place where you have built your life? Or do you like living in a different city for a long time, or perhaps in a different country? Think carefully about this, because when you get homesick, you are (literally) much further away from home ...

3. Cheerleader

First of all, it is very nice that you support your partner in this, but make sure that you do not become his cheerleader. You also have your own life, and a job that you give up for your partner. It is therefore important, if you want to, to arrange it well for yourself in the field of work. View therefore the career opportunities your industry offers in your new place of residence and make sure that you (also) stay on top.