Travel nursing and relationships..How do you make it work? - page 2

by Lunalitsa

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So I have finally reached this long coming dream called travel nursing, but now Im 26 years old and in a 8 year serious committed relationship..Just finished my BSN, got my 2 and half years nursing experience and ready to travel... Read More


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    Isn't he your best friend? Why not consider taking him along for your adventure?
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    @angelalala. Yes, I went to Montana and took all 3 children with me plus my mom and my niece. I even enrolled my 2 oldest in school for a month. They loved it. Some kid can adap a d they like the moving all over. My boyfriend stayed home and worked because he refuses to let me take care of him. You gotta remember its only 3 months and if you want he can visit or you can come back and visit. It's fun and I believe well worth a try. In every relationship there will be something that will test the strength.
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    Would love to and that would be ideal, but he's job will not allow him to do that nor will he ever consider quitting his job and yes he is my best friend.
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    I agree with others, you're only young once and you have dreamed about this, do it. I am curious, this was a few months back did you end up doing it?
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    I had always wanted to do travel nursing but then I met my husband. We got married settled down and I had always regretted not doing so. Then one day, I realized that if he loved me then he word support me with whatever decision I made regarding my career. I did my first assignment in San Antonio which is 11 hours from my home and that was really rough on our marriage but we got through it. Then for my 2nd assignment, I asked my hubby to quit his job and come with me, he did! It was the best decision we could have ever made! We are together, happy, and I am doing what I have always wanted to do!
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    Hit the road sister! and if he loves you he will understand. I was in your same situation once and sort of in your same situation now. I figure if he loves me he can wait till I come back home again. But in your case until you get your YaYas out or the experiences you need/want. Youre only young once take advantage of it now while you are young and not a crazy old cat lady nurse like me! LOL!
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    you need to travel nurse!! I was in a relationship when I started and we recently broke up, he could not handle the distance between us...Some people just can't handle the distance..it's a great experience and we learn so much as travelers!! Totally do it!!
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    After 38 years of marriage, travel nursing is what keeps us together! He stays home and takes care of the pets and house, I fulfill my dream. Of course if it is somewhere interesting, he visits, but it is working for us. I say go for it while you are young.


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    So I have finally reached this long coming dream called travel nursing, but now Im 26 years old and in a 8 year serious committed relationship..Just finished my BSN, got my 2 and half years nursing experience and ready to travel oh and no kids, no house, still renting..Whats holding me back? The longterm boyfriend who wants a family soon and is thinking this long distance thing might not work and isnt crazy about the idea of me going..So what do I do? Do I stay in my home town get married, buy house and have kids (the idea frightens me) or do I still do me, have fun and embark on my dream of travel nursing? What a risky dillema huh? Well I have been wanting to do travel nursing since I was in high school and always said I would never let a man stop me from this..I just want to experience it for a little while, get this out of my system and not have any regrets in the future for not doing this, its not like Im planning on doing this forever, but I could also very well lose my future husband in this process..I definitely think Im still going to do it (like in about 3 months) but I feel so crazy about it now that its getting closer! Its really scary and nervewracking but bittersweet feeling at the same time..You know? Oh and doesnt help that I will be traveling alone, leaving everyone and everything I know behind and going to a strange new city..My best friend was suppose to do this with me for years, up until recently when she decided to get back together with her ex-bf and wants to settle and play house..so there goes my travel buddy! Anyone else been in this type of situation? Or anyone travel nursing and still in relationship/marriage at the same time? How do you make it work? Please share your story I would love to hear from others who may have have faced this same predicament..
    Luna
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    Can anyone give any travel nursing experiences with children? I'm considering taking my child and having my husband be a stay at home dad while traveling. Will the travel agencies allow your family to come along and stay in the hosing?
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    Can anyone give any travel nursing experiences with children? I'm considering taking my child and having my husband be a stay at home dad while traveling. Will the travel agencies allow your family to come along and stay in the hosing?
    I'm a traveling nurse and I've met a fellow traveler who brought his wife and child along his assignments. The child was homeschooled so it worked out in their end. And they brought two cars everywhere with them so the wife had access to a car while he was at work. I myself brought my car and dog with me.


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