How to convince spouse to consider places beyond SF Bay Area?
Long story short - both me and wife work in SF Bay Area and I think after 5 years, I’m over this place. We spend more time sitting in traffic than going places. Pay ridiculous state tax and starting this year - won’t be able to deduct that in tax returns as well. For the amount we spent on buying a home, we could practically buy a McMansion in many other cities in the country.
Wife is a badass engineer, graduated from a Top20 US MS program and works for an epic company.
Whenever I try to bring up the subject of a move, she claims she won’t find such meaningful work elsewhere and the weather is not as great. And I’m like - a. That same company has offices in many cities across US (if you don’t want to leave them), b. There are many others doing equally important and meaningful work. As for the weather, I don’t remember when was the last time we went anywhere ’outside’ in the Bay Area so how does it matter what’s the weather outside?
Home > Daycare > Office and back again. I’m dreading what happens when school will start, then there’ll be one more reason not to move.
I’d love to be at a place where we can both find jobs and have a better quality of life.