Archive for the ‘Working or Not’ Category

By: koka_sexton

Why LinkedIn Intimidates Me

My husband has been bugging me for weeks to make myself a LinkedIn profile, and I’ve been dragging my feet. When I was teaching, I never had a LinkedIn profile.  I had no trouble getting teaching jobs through my network in Rhode Island, and I didn’t know any other teachers on LinkedIn.  Now that I’m [...]

By: meganfitzgerald

Career Choice and the Accompanying Partner Report

I just finished reading a summary report about a survey of accompanying partners (trailing spouses, as I call myself) and career choices.  I enjoyed reading the survey summary because it validated a lot of my fears and experiences.  Here are some of the interesting tidbits I read: “Ninety percent of accompanying partners worked before going [...]

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Letting Go of Trailing Spouse Guilt

For me, one of the challenges of being a trailing spouse is finding the balance between being satisfied with my life and feeling guilty about it. My life is generally wonderful.  I have a fantastic spouse and a supportive family.  I don’t have to work, so I can pursue projects that interest me.  I get [...]

Living Apart

Before we moved to Atlanta, my husband and I thought about living apart so that I could keep my job in Rhode Island, while he worked in Atlanta.  In the end, we realized it wouldn’t be right for us.  I left my job and followed him here.  But for some couples, living apart is the [...]

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The Work From Home Life

I work from home and I’m my own boss.  Sounds awesome, right?  Sometimes it is, but other times it’s frustrating. There is no water cooler, no staff lunch room, no one to gossip with.  No one gives me exciting new projects to work on or congratulates me on a job well done.  There are no [...]