Advice from Melissa: Should I take a job opportunity despite my boyfriend?
I am thinking about taking a new job because it is a great opportunity for my career path. The only problem is that it is a few states away and my boyfriend wouldn’t consider making the move. Should I just forget the whole thing?
Leaving on a jet plane
Dear Job Seeker,
Congratulations on the new opportunity! I can understand your hesitancy, especially if you like the guy. My question to you, though: Is he worth waiting around for? I have never been the type of girl to put my life on hold for a man. If an opportunity arose that would put me in a better place financially, I took it. You have to first think about what is best for you. Its OK to be selfish when it comes to the terms of your career. If this guy is the one, and you think an opportunity will come later down the road that fits your living situation better, I’d say follow your heart. Deep down inside, no matter what path you choose, you already know what you really want to do. Ask yourself, if the roles were reversed, would you move for him?
Girl Talk began in 2012 as a telltale horror story of the city’s most epic dating disasters and has evolved into a column about love, life experiences and growing up. Melissa also has a weekly Girl Talk TV segment on PA Live, WBRE, and a radio segment every Wednesday on 98.5 KRZ.