Truth or Consequences

Posted on | July 31, 2017 | Comments Off

Dear Short Answers:
I desperately want to live in a foreign country for at least a year. I don’t really know why, I just do. My wife thinks that I’m crazy and refuses to discuss this. We both have good jobs and neither one of them has an overseas presence that would allow us to transfer.  We’d have to quit our jobs and start over wherever we go. Would it be wrong for me to move to Europe on my own and try to find a job in the hope that my wife would follow once I get settled?  I don’t want this to be the end of our marriage but I don’t want to give up on my dream either.
Discouraged and Disheartened

Dear D&D:
Start with some hard truth.  Do you really understand the reasons for her resistance? Do you really understand why you want to go?  Understanding is a better place to start than leaving. If you move on your own, our bet is that she won’t follow — is that what you really want? Talk it over.

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