Since Neal and I got engaged last February, I have been asked the same question over and over again. Actually, it’s been the same question that’s been asked since Neal and I started dating. The question of course is, “How is that going to work? Where are you going to live? Here, there or somewhere in between?”
The idea of one of us moving internationally, across land and the Atlantic, isn’t as simple as it sounds. When talking about visas, immigration or becoming an expat, you are dealing with a lot of factors that are out of our control. The most obvious is rules and regulations that both of our home countries have when handing finance/spousal visas. The hoops and loops are endless, which is important to be aware of prior to beginning applying for any visa (no matter who is moving).
In order to make a smart decision, Neal and I have begun to make the most important pro/con list of our life. We have been looking at a variety of factors, from work to where we would live to what our day-to-day life would look and feel like.
There will never be a point in the process when there will not be a million different questions about the next phase of our life. The one question that has not crossed my mind is, “Will it all be worth it?” Because I know, without a doubt that it will.