Make a choice: Your career or Love?

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Re: Make a choice: Your career or Love?

Post by JudyJo » 18 Nov 2017, 23:08

This one is really hard! I've been married twice, and both were disasters. On the other hand, I've only really been in love once in my life (didn't marry that one!) and it was absolutely wonderful. If I could feel that feeling one more time--and THEN be faced with the decision to give up my career--I would do it in a heartbeat!

On the other hand (wait--is that 3 hands now?)--my career is not very fulfilling. I would jump ship now if I could afford to do so.

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Post by Paul78 » 19 Nov 2017, 05:34

CatInTheHat wrote:Love, as in forever love, is more important than career to me. Careers can eventually still be worked on, etc but it may take longer.
I now agree with you. Love first and then build on career. But sometimes love relationships may hurt one's career advancement
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Post by Nickson maina » 20 Nov 2017, 07:55

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Post by baley » 20 Nov 2017, 19:32

When i am confront anted with such choice though it would put me in trance, i would rather choose career over love. since if someone loves you for sure it can wait for as long as it would take.

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Post by kjs_ » 20 Nov 2017, 22:15

I would choose love over my career. I can always look for a job anytime and work about my career but we cannot always find true love everyday.

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Post by MLove83 » 21 Nov 2017, 00:32

At this stage in my life, I would have to choose love. BUT that's because I'm married (just passed 15th anniversary) and have a child. Once you find the person you're going to spend the rest of your life with, they come first.

To anyone who hasn't found their soul mate yet, I would say concentrate on developing yourself and your career. That way, when you do find love, you'll be better set up for success and you won't have wasted time.
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Post by Rosemary Wright » 22 Nov 2017, 07:38

What a dilemma! I pray I should never be in such a position to choose between my love and my career. Having a successful career without the one you love around you creates a vaccum and loneliness. I will choose love because an opportunity for my career will always spring up later.

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Post by Adedola » 24 Nov 2017, 08:03

Hmmm, it's a difficult choice. I think it depends on what you want for your life.
I'd pick career simply because it sets most of the conditions to make the love/relationship/marriage work. I'm a Christian so I'll say this, when God made Adam, He gave him his assignment/work before Eve came along...with that said, some people are able to build both love and career at the same time...So, it still depends on the individual. Thank you!

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Post by Gods Monkey » 27 Nov 2017, 00:43

I would definitely pick love. True love comes around rarely and should be hung onto. Grant it I have never had to make a choice like that so really it is just in theory.

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Post by Dolor » 27 Nov 2017, 09:53

I'll go with career. I wanna be financially independent. There are lots of people who chose love but ended up smashed ? broken. Not to mention others who are still a slave of love despite the hurt they are getting from their partners. I choose to be financially stable than a miserable fool in love. ?

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Post by any-maryvy » 29 Nov 2017, 19:02

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Post by Dolor » 29 Nov 2017, 19:11

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Post by gabrielle_17 » 30 Nov 2017, 19:52

Love can wait but opportunity can't. If love exist for the both of you must wait for the right time without choosing without choosing the wrong path.

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Post by Abodunrin » 30 Nov 2017, 20:50

i will definitely find a way to balance the both but if situation arises where my career is really having a negative effect on my love life i will have to reconsider and take drastic measures

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Post by Abodunrin » 30 Nov 2017, 20:53

very well said, i love your sincerity

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