Career or relationship?

Partnering with a matchmaker gives you the chance to meet someone who could be the potential perfect person for you. Wouldn’t it be great if there could be a matchmaker who can help you find the perfect job for you as well? 

Unfortunately, jobs don’t typically work that way, but it is possible to find that perfect job for you! Sometimes, though, that job comes at a cost. You may have to move or work long hours in order to succeed. Your relationship with your significant other could be impacted as well. So, which should you pick – a life with a significant other, or a life with a career?


Think in the long term

Especially if you are young, you might think about your life in terms of business or career success. That’s fair, because your career does often give your life meaning, while also allows you to feed yourself and thrive. But that’s not the only long-term goal you should have. 

When you think about your life, think about what you will look back on fondly. Will you think about the business you worked for or the company you put your years into? Or will you think about the love you built with someone?


What’s the point of money?

Of course, money is important. Even if you don’t like it, it’s an inevitable part of our world. And a career is how you get money. So, don’t let anyone tell you what should be important to you, but consider what you will do with your money once you make it.

While money gets you a home and protects your future, money can also help you enjoy your life. That may mean a vacation with your significant other, or a place that you can share with the person you love. So, when it comes to your career, consider one that lets you and your partner live happily.


Make sacrifices

Being in a relationship often means making sacrifices. You may give up some of your space, and you may give up some activities if it means helping your relationship. Being in a relationship may also means making sacrifices with your career.

This doesn’t mean you should not pursue what you love, but it may mean finding the job that will allow you more time with your partner, or taking some time off. Don’t give up everything for your partner, but do remember that both you and your partner may have to give up some things if you want to live a long and happy life.


Don’t be boxed in

No relationship should make you feel boxed in. You can have a career and a happy relationship. You don’t have to pick one or the other! 

Likewise, don’t be boxed in when it comes to pursuing your dream. You may want a career in medicine, but the hospital you work at doesn’t allow you hours that you can spend with your partner. This doesn’t mean you have to pick one or the other. You can find a different position at your job, or even find a different hospital that allows you to pick both!