You: “We can’t move! I just got a promotion and a raise!”
Him: “If we don’t move, I won’t have a job at all!”
Stalemate. Nasty. Feels like a serious lose-lose. And right now, neither of you are budging. Both of you feel righteous: “Why should I be the one to give in here?”
But a house divided against itself cannot stand. This marriage hasn’t a chance unless and until you are willing to sit down and focus on a solution, instead of focusing on who’s gonna win.
There is always a solution. Brainstorm, get creative, think outside the obvious. What have other people done in similar situations?
The moment you start working together, both you and your marriage have a good chance of surviving, even thriving.
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