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Traveling 🐠- SO is not happy that I may be traveling again, been on a local project for the past 3 years, any tips on keeping the SO happy during travel? Last time I travelled, things were miserable.

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Find a new job or a new SO. Keeping both (if they don’t get along) will make you miserable.

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Is your project in a fun city? If so, fly him/her out there on Thursday and spend the weekend together

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Yeah great idea SC1. OP can now leave his SO and kid behind for the majority of the week, every week. OP — I’m with your OP. I would hate it if the person I love the most left most of the week, every week. No way that’s any good for the relationship at all

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@D1 is right. My current SO has only known me to travel and there are definitely some times she makes comments that make it hard to leave but we have a good understanding and really make the most of the weekends and remote weeks we have together. I also use all the points and what not on trips with her. But yes if your SO can’t deal with this you either need to change jobs or change SO’s

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It’ll be 3 years since I was last traveling. Some of her unhappiness was attributed to her really not liking her job and I wasn’t around enough to support her- I was traveling M - F. I am hoping things will be different this time given we were probably young and less emotionally intelligent during that time. Flying her to me is a great idea, will def do that. Not sure where i will be yet, local project contract is ending soon.

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M to F unsustainable. Get to 3 nights a week max with some weeks remote. 3 weeks a month kind of deal. No one needs to travel more than that for any project except short ones. For the generic project over 2m this is fine regardless how much the leadership wails

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Op were you on a fed project? Also sounds like you have talked about it already but she has already made it clear she will be unhappy. What’s your plan to move past that?

Having a kid tends to solve most problems

@dd1 Yes, Fed project. Our conversation was centered around her telling me not to let her stop me from traveling, if its a potentially good project. That being said, its clearly never the case, so need to figure out a way to be more communicative and “make it work”.

Op are you not aligned to fed?

@dd1 No, I am not.

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