1. Talk to other people in your classification who go on long location jobs and ask them what they did right and what they'd do differently.
2. Ask your wife and kids what their concerns are about you being gone for so long, so you can put their minds at ease.
3. Make a plan for a family (or spouse) vacation when you return*
*planning a vacation can sometimes be a work magnet. Let your family know this in advance so you set it up to be a win/win. If you go on vacation it will be great, if you get another job it will be great.
Location work can be a great strain on a family if there isn't good communication. There are plenty of other jobs in this country where a spouse/parent is on the road for long periods of time like truckers, fishermen, pilots, military, and cruise ship personnel. In those careers, the family knows what to expect. It's important that entertainment industry families know what to expect, as well.
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