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Moving into consulting. Any tips on how to manage travel with marriage? Does anyone fly their spouse to their client site to help with the distance? Thanks in advance!

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Doubt it’ll be the norm to travel weekly again

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I work remotely so I follow my husband to any interesting locations like Vegas or Scottsdale, but I will not join him for Oklahoma or Cincinnati (no offense)

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Um are you traveling weekly?

I believe that travel is based on the client. I haven’t started yet and I do not know which project I will be placed on. Just wanted to get ahead of it because multiple people have warned me that travel can have an impact on marriage.

Don't marry 😄

Too late now lol.

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I just traveled Mo-Th every week. My wife also works so she couldn't join me. I spent time with her from Thursday night to Sunday night. That's what consulting is. A lot of consultants get divorced. If you think that the time away is going to be an issue, don't join consulting.

Woah are people so codependent on their spouses that they can’t be away for business trips now and then? Imagine when you have kids…

I guess.. not sure who those people are, D2, but I can say people who are not in consulting have the perception that you are away on Mon-Thu/Fri almost every week. Just a question. Idk if it’s codependence or intentionality of being present in the relationship. If we had children, I believe I would still be asking the same question to make sure I am meeting the needs of my spouse and my children with the added travel.

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