By Katlego Sekhu
Now, “what happens when your partner asks you to choose between your job and saving the relationship?” Asked Tbose on The Best T in the city.
Reactions from Kaya 959 listeners
Anonymous revealed that he got dumped because he prioritized his job over his relationship. He only realized this when it was too late.
“I would leave my job for a relationship. I was dumped for my work and being unavailable emotionally; I didn’t realise because I was in my job so deep. I didn’t have time to ask her if she’s okay,” he shared.
Another listener said her aunt was pressured into quitting her job by her partner, and now they’ve separated. “He told the wife to leave the job, and now they divorced; my aunt is abusing alcohol. I’ll never; I’ve learned from her.”
A few listeners said that they are opposed to the idea of quitting their job for love as someone must put food on the table.
3TSpoons on more questions to ask yourself before you change career
- Is This Person The One? – All big decisions require some sacrifice, and it’s up to you to weigh which option is more difficult to let go of. The big question here is: Is this person someone you think you want to spend the rest of your life with? If so, is there a job that is more important to you than the life you want to build together? Also, are they as sure as you are that you’re the one for them?
- Is The Job A Once In A Lifetime Opportunity? –When you find someone you really love, it can feel like lightning in a bottle. The same can be said about jobs. If you find one tailor-made for you, you want to do everything in your power to keep it.
- Why Are You Asked To Give It Up? – This question may be uncomfortable because it forces you to introspect on your relationship. Why are you being asked to make this sacrifice in the first place? Could it be that your life goals are different? Shouldn’t your partner be supportive?