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Successful Job Transitions, II: I Quit! Now What?

It's why they're called "significant" others

Before marching into the CEO's office to share a celebratory "I quit!" make sure your spouse, children, bank manager and golden retriever know what you are up to. If you want them behind you, be up front.

Just as this transition can be psychologically, emotionally, physically and financially trying for you, it can affect those around you too. The last thing you is their general nagging to trigger nagging self-doubts.