Three weeks ago, in this series comparing Long-Term Careers to Marriages, I compared the reasons people get divorced to the reasons people leave long-term careers with a company. In some cases, one side was taking advantage of the other, or not holding to the promises they made at the beginning. In others, the passion might … Continue reading Volume 43: Why Do People Stay in Bad Careers?
Marriages end. This isn't breaking news; it's just part of the world we live in. The last time I saw the number, it said 50 percent of marriages end in divorce. Sometimes, it's that the passion is just gone and one (or both) of the parties look elsewhere for that spark. Sometimes, it's that one … Continue reading Volume 42: Sometimes, Marriages End
In the last edition of Outside the Box, I kicked off a series that compares long term careers to marriages, and I received some responses that doubted the similarities between these two things. Last time, I explored basic motivations for jumping into a marriage or career: passion, possibility of growth, and security. To confirm that … Continue reading Volume 41: Is a Career Really a Professional Marriage?
Based on this week's Hallmark holiday, I have a question for you all: Why do people get married? Pop culture would tell us that the one and only reason is love, but, as with most things, the reality is much more complicated. Sure, passion and the emotional component play a big part, but there are other, … Continue reading Volume 40: Why Do People Get Married?