OK since you all know about my previous post about the job losses, hubby was fed up, as he puts it "everyone talking about alot have said they might have to move out of state if it comes down to it and I'm in agreement with it". I know he was upset that the company is folding up and Illinois state is going to the dogs but my own immediate family live here in the state and I hate the thought of moving. His job track is not great either, he never held a job for more than two years (this job he has now, it will be two years) and he was recently DX with Asperger's. Job security is not his strongest trait but he is not afraid of work. I would like to hear from you all, with spouses had to move out of state for work, did you go with him and how long did it last? Did you regret moving? I swore I would never move out of state because of bad experience in southern states in particuar and when I was growing up, Dad transferred alot almost moving every year. It is hard on us as kids and I don't like the idea of being uprooted. And my extended families are my security blanket as well, if something goes down, we all support each other. We have our own house, and cant afford to take a short sale or "get up and go" kind of thing like hubby thinks he can. We have excellent credit and I am not planning on blowing it. And housing market is very poor here, houses will be standing for over a year and we need to put alot of money in this house to fix it to be presentable. I'd rather stay here, do some work little by little in what we can afford or take an offer that someone would pay off the loan and we can walk away owing nothing. If and when we do move, we will rent the next house, probably not chicken friendly or lucky to find one that is. Hubby does not want to rent but I can not see ourselves buying and selling a house every two to three years. We live in this house for 8 years and he always had found jobs since he lived here and my turn to support him when he is between jobs which not a problem at all. I can not be any different than a trucker's wife except hubby may have added expenses of his own, living arrangements, moving, etc. and I will take care of things around here until I know for sure he is stable or know the job is secure for years to come (HA! Most companies are not around a long time). I have NO idea where he wants to go but to "go far away and get away from here" was his comment. It may be an underlying problem but that's another story! So what did you all do????