Relocation, if necessary, is an important and serious step for international couples, Sometimes chances to get back to your country do come back, sometimes they don’t. That’s why more than one fear relocation. It’s the fear of the unknown, it’s the fear of leaving the securities that we have to step into a different city or country.
But if you are sure of your feelings and want to give a more solid ground to your international relationship, often relocation is the answer.
Here’s a real story that happend to a couple of friends of mine, an international couple. They spent almost five years thinking about relocating, hoping against hope that a better job offer would arrive, that a better situation would come up and that some business ideas would turn them into millionaires. In the meantime, they commuted. A weekend here, a weekend there.
Guess what? After five years nothing had changed, at all. In the meantime the financial crisis had hit, they had spent the equivalent of a second-hand car paying for flight tickets and they kept commuting. Not to mention they amount of time they had spent far away from each other living, in reality, like single persons.
Nowadays, the wife has quit her job and they live together. Finally.
They’re still looking for better jobs and the best conditions to relocate, which is fair. Also, they got a good deal: they were blessed with two baby twins!
You may be wondering why I went through the effort of reporting this story. Well, first of all, I had to post something (I run a blog after all) but secondly and more importantly, because often thinking it over and over doesn’t resolve a damn thing. And be sure that nobody is going to come and rescue you. Just make a decision and go for it!
Do you know any similar experiences? Please, share you thoughts with me!