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Old 02-09-2012
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First off, as several have already suggested, you should be asking the question of HER instead of US. What does SHE have to say about what's holding her back. Then, instead of "talking her into it" I'd try to let the lifestyle itself talk her into it. Build a safety net and arrange as much of an exit plan as you can. Put your possessions in storage instead of selling them; rent your house instead of putting it on the market; include $ in the budget for flights home for holidays and other celebrations, talk the employer into giving you a leave of absence instead of quitting, etc etc. Then go sailing. Open-ended. After a month, or a few months, or a year ... you can choose to go back, or go on. The pressure is gone, if you know you can come back any time.
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