Super Commuter Couples: Staying Together When A Job Keeps You Apart [NOOK Book]

Overview

How do couples stay connected when living apart is their norm? Super commuters are people whose job is so far from home that they must live apart from their family for days or weeks at a time. Whether by choice or financial necessity, it’s estimated that nearly 3 million people today are super commuting in the United states alone and the phenomenon is growing in popularity here and abroad.
Combining interviews with people from around the world with the author’s personal ...
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Super Commuter Couples: Staying Together When A Job Keeps You Apart

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Overview

How do couples stay connected when living apart is their norm? Super commuters are people whose job is so far from home that they must live apart from their family for days or weeks at a time. Whether by choice or financial necessity, it’s estimated that nearly 3 million people today are super commuting in the United states alone and the phenomenon is growing in popularity here and abroad.
Combining interviews with people from around the world with the author’s personal experience as the wife of a super commuter and professional knowledge as a licensed therapist specializing in supporting super commuter couples, this book provides valuable insights into this unique lifestyle. It also highlights the top three factors to consider before starting a super commute while offering practical guidance for navigating both the commute and the ins and outs of staying together while living apart. Therapists and families alike will find the six guidelines for coping with ambiguous loss helpful in dealing with repeated separation from and re-entry into their family’s daily life. In the appendix are questions for couples to explore on their own or in therapy sessions.
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personal endorsement - Peter Cobb
"Super commuter couples is an important book detailing a rising trend in business travel today. The stories, tips, and strategies offered by Ms. Bearce are essential reading for anyone facing extended separations from his or her family."—Peter Cobb, eBags.com, cofounder
personal endorsement - Marcy Axness, PhD
"When her husband became a super commuter, Bearce found herself looking for such a book but surprisingly few existed . . . Bearce immersed herself in research—interviewed dozens of super commuter couples, surveyed the most current statistics— and created this extraordinary guide for anyone on the wild ride of super commuting.”
—Marcy Axness, PhD, author of Parenting for Peace: Raising the Next generation of Peacemakers
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940149107827
  • Publisher: Equanimity Press
  • Publication date: 10/22/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 170
  • Sales rank: 740,225
  • File size: 352 KB

Meet the Author

Megan Bearce, MA, LMFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist
 who specializes in providing support to super
 commuter couples. She holds a bachelor of
 science in accounting from Minnesota State 
University, Mankato, and a master of arts in 
clinical psychology from Antioch University
 Los Angeles. In addition to her private practice, she writes and speaks about topics such as perfectionism, parenting gifted girls, and women’s issues in the workforce. She is currently developing a training program to educate therapists about working with super commuter clients. Megan lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her super commuter husband and their two children.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2014

    As I am currently considering the possibility of a super commute

    As I am currently considering the possibility of a super commuter arrangement between Chicago and New York, this book has become instrumental in my decision process. Megan has written a book that does a good job of explaining what couples and families need to consider before entering into such an arrangement. The author has instant credibility since her husband also travels to New York on a weekly basis, and many examples are of course personal. She's realistic and measured in her approach, and to her credit she doesn't sugar-coat the issues. You'll read about several cases where couples were successful in maintaining this lifestyle, and some cases where they did not succeed. There were many family scenarios listed (married couples, unmarried couples, same sex couples, etc) so there are examples to which almost everyone can relate. Further, there is a great list of enlightening questions at the end of the book that you and your significant other can work on together to make sure it's the right thing for you. This book is as unique as the super commuter arrangement, and certainly I was very happy to find it since it helped my family better understand the important issues before I accept the job in New York.

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