Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Honey, I'm moving to China

Here's another reason why the economy is ruining your love life:

A smaller pool of jobs means more people are applying for positions outside their geographical comfort zone. And that, my friends, translates into an influx in long-distance relationships.

Or, if you prefer, a higher likelihood you'll get stuck with this line:

"I love you, but this job was too hard to resist."

I think most of us in quasi-stable romantic relationships think we take priority over any career offer, no matter how lucrative it is.

Sometimes, we overestimate our coolness.

This Wall Street Journal article talks about couples whose job search results divided them geographically.

It points to married people who, because of lousy job options, ended up living in different cities.

Maybe it's a functioning setup in some cases, but I know many people who wouldn't stand it.

Some might say an essential part of marriage is living together, even amid a bad economy.

Weigh in: If you're married -- and want to stay that way -- is it weird to take a job five states away from your spouse?