Okay. I need some advice. I've asked my family, friends, and coworkers who the information is safe with and I still don't know what to do. To keep it as short as possible, I am looking at potentially doing long distance with my partner of 10 years for just 2 years. She recently finished her PhD and has taken a 2 year contract position in Los Angeles. We currently live in Portland, Oregon. I have been at my current company for 3 years. I graduated in '07 as a Secondary Ed teacher but went to the private sector in '09 after subbing for nearly 2 years in school districts that had to fire instead of hire. I am a Project Specialist in our internal Project Management department. My boss has been telling me since the beginning of the year that a promotion would be on the horizon at some point this year, which may make this whole process more bearable. But nothing has happened yet. There are signs of things in the works through meetings with our HR department and stuff, but it is very slow moving. I have been applying for jobs in LA since April and have had only one interview. I'm not sure if I should quit and move with her with no prospects, or stay and tough it out. TLDR: Been dating my girlfriend for 10 years and she's moving to LA for a temporary, 2-year job. We live in Portland, OR. Don't know whether to leave my job to go with or stay and tough it out.