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Building a successful career in this new business climate can be challenging, but when you add in a myriad of personal and family issues, well, it can be downright daunting. 

During much of the baby boomer era, dad worked, most moms stayed at home and ran the household.  If dad got a promotion that required a relocation, mom usually coordinated all the logistics for resettling the family. 

The wife of a rising star in IBM once cracked that her husband’s company initials stood for, I’ve Been Moved.

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The wife of a rising star in IBM once cracked that her husband’s company initials stood for, I’ve Been Moved.

Times have changed. Mainly for the good.  But today’s two-career relationships require career planning agility and an understanding of how each partner’s professional objectives could impact the other. If you are in an industry facing market challenges, your job scope has expanded or could require relocation later, tabling the discussion in hopes that everything will work out is a recipe for conflict and possibly heartbreak.