How does a couple stay connected when living apart for days, weeks or even months at a time is their norm? In this insightful, award winning book, licensed marriage and family therapist Megan Bearce takes readers behind the scenes of this rising workforce trend known as “super commuting”, a shift in lifestyle that has created a unique set of challenges for a growing number of 21st century families and employers.
Through interviews and stories, Bearce provides insightful tips, strategies and guidelines from the initial decision to embark on the super commuter journey, to managing the emotional downsides of the lifestyle. As a wife, mother and working professional, Bearce adds the unique perspective of her own experiences as part of a successful super commuter couple. Super Commuter Couples: Staying Together When a Job Keeps You Apart is a must-read for any individual or couple facing this challenging yet rewarding lifestyle. Readers will discover:
3 characteristics of a successful super commuter relationship6 guidelines for building resiliency in your relationship4 key reasons why people choose to super commute23 questions and exercises for couples to explore together or with a therapist
"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
“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
Megan Bearce, LMFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Minneapolis, MN. She is also a sought-after speaker and writer on topics including workplace trends and families, overwhelmed women, and perfectionism and has been interviewed as a super commuter expert by a variety of media oulets including the BBC, Market Watch, Today, CBS Evening News, US News & World Report, and Huff Post Live.