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How do you cope with loneliness on the road? This lifestyle can be a serious relationship killer along with causing you to feel seriously alone although you have a caring SO. Any tips?

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Ey1: seek help from a professional therapist

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EY1 must be joking.

I swear. The things I read on here.

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How do you balance your time at home and your travel achedule?

What worked for me is to have constant contacts while traveling. I make a point to call my wife 2-3 times daily and definitely before going to bed. We share details about our day and we plan the weekend

It is not easy but it does require establishing the right expectations and the right balance and mostly be there when needed.

I doubt your work is saving lives, make sure you have your priorities straight and family comes first work comes after but it need to come in full (Deliver)

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What loneliness? I am a rock, I am an island. 😰

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I think it depends on what and your SO wants. For me I refused to travel, because I cannot live w/o my bf for more than 24 hours. I basically cried every time if he went to vaca but I cannot. But if you and your SO are both independent people, it might work out for you.

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Call 2-3 times a day? We talking quick hello goodby?

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Thanks folks! I do talk quite at least once or twice a day to my SO but sometimes just being alone in a hotel room can really get you down. 5 years in consulting also, and do like it but man this profession is hard for relationships 🤷‍♀️

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I swap memes w/ the SO and then we talk when i get to the hotel... then maybe a few nudes

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I just text with my girlfriend a lot and send her things to let her know that I’m thinking of her. Call once a day at the hotel when possible.

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Call 2-3 times a day and FaceTime for a few minutes before going to bed. 5 years in consulting and marriage and it had worked well for me.

We text and Snapchat a good amount during the day. She's an IM resident so she's arguably busier than me 😂 it helps

Then FaceTime at the hotel for a bit before sleeping

D2, you can use RPA to automate the text messages and you can focus on billable work :)

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