Last year myself and my long term girlfriend moved from our home country to work abroad. We both had a great time until recently. Our plan was (and still is) to move back home at some point, however given the carnage of covid we feel it’s not sensible to leave a job during this time.
I have been offered a new position in a new company, something that I’d like to do. However my girlfriend is really struggling in her role and wants to go home sooner rather than later.
This leaves me in a dilemma as it feels like a choice between building my career and earning money, or moving home into uncertainty but she will be happy. Which is of course is vital.
Take the job. Your girlfriend might decide she isn’t homesick anymore, or you can do long distance for a little bit. But don’t move back home with no job offer. Who knows how long it could take to find one
As someone who lost their job to Covid and struggled for five months before I was able to find a new one, keep the job. Maybe do long distance for a while, but right now, with so many people out of work, employment is precious.
No way should you move home and pass up a job just to put her in a better mood. No way. She’s responsible for her attitude, and moving home where neither of you has a job seems really ridiculous. Especially since that may not even result in her happiness. No way.