"It's going wonderfully! When are you getting married/having kids/retiring?"
January 12, 2012 5:32 PM Subscribe
What do I say to well-meaning but nosy people when they ask me how the job hunt in my boyfriend's city is coming along?
posted by lizbunny to human relations (22 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
My boyfriend moved to a city 6 hours away for work, and to cut a long explanation short, it could be up to another year and a half before we're back together in the same city again. The long-distance thing is working out ok for now, relationship is great, really hoping things come together sooner for us but we're managing to see eachother every weekend for the time being, and we have some nice vacations planned.
Unfortunately friends, family, acquaintances, etc. will invariably come up to me and ask me how my job hunt's going. This leads to explaining why I'm not looking very hard, because prospects suck for me and he might end up back in my city anyway. I'm literally avoiding giving any more details right now about our current situation because the logistics are complicated and it was incredibly stressful to sort out our options. I hate rehashing it, it just brings up that stressed feeling, and I wish they just wouldn't ask.
What do I say? I suppose politely it could just be "Oh, just fine!" and not elaborate... but I wouldn't mind some better answers than just Ms. Manners' response