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My job has separated me from my love


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Hey guys, unique situation. Dated a lovely girl for over 2 years throughout college. I happened to come up with a crazy business idea while I was in college and dropped out. I was extremely successful. I make over 250k a year now...My problem is I had to move my business to another state. My girlfriend is still getting her masters degree 4 hours away. School is very important to her because she is a teacher and her degree is required. My job is forcing us apart every single day. I have to work 28 out of the 30 days out of the month. I am never home...I feel bad for my girlfriend because she is lonely. I really love her. But this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to get ahead in life. I am so torn. What do I do?

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Well you have 2 options. The first is to take a step back from work, and be there for your girlfriend.


The second option is to continue working non-stop, and while you MAY be able to maintain a relationship, it will be difficult. And its not really fair to your girlfriend to keep her along when she can never see you. You might have to accept the fact that she might decide to move on with her life without you. If you do choose this option, it might be best to let your girlfriend get on with getting her master's degree, you get on with building your business, and keep in touch but let each other be free. Then in a couple years when you both are established you might decide to get together again. Who knows?


Another thing I'm going to let you know, is that work doesn't just slow down. You have to slow yourself down. So the question is, do you want to work to live, or live to work?

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