When your career means you and your spouse have to spend time apart.
More and more people are finding that their work requires them to be away from home for shorter or longer periods. Such a lifestyle is immensely challenging for marriages, no matter how long the couple has been together. The aim of this book is to help people understand the demands placed on a “travellers’ marriage”, or “commuter marriage”. It is suitable for “migrating marriages”, too, as the principles discussed here are applicable to those situations as well. Indeed, a special section in every chapter is set aside for migrating marriages.
If spouses don’t learn how to deal with such tensions correctly, the result could be conflict and an ongoing negative cycle, repeated with greater regularity and with increased tension. This book offers practical tips to help couples get out of a negative spiral. Each chapter includes a short discussion of the marriage principle that is at stake, pointing out the demands that the commuter marriage makes on their relationship and how to handle it. Case studies are used to illustrate the various challenges.