How does a couple stay connected when living apart is their norm? A super commuter is a person whose job is far enough away from home that they must live apart from their family for days or weeks at a time. During the past several years the number of super commuters in both the United States and abroad has risen exponentially. Through interviews with people from around the world as well as the author’s personal experience as the wife of a super commuter and professional knowledge as a licensed therapist specializing in supporting super commuter couples, this book takes the reader behind the scenes of this lifestyle where they will find tips for strengthening relationships, insights on how to decide if super commuting is right for them, practical advice on how best to navigate a super commuter relationship, and six steps to help super commuter families cope with ambiguous loss.
“Super Commuter Couples is an important book detailing a rising trend in business travel today. The stories, tips, and strategies offered by Ms. Bearce are essential reading for anyone facing extended separations from his or her family.” —Peter Cobb, eBags.com, cofounder
“Like many of the best books, Megan Bearce wrote Super Commuter Couples out of necessity. When her husband became a super commuter, Bearce found herself looking for such a book but surprisingly few existed. Being the gifted and thorough therapist that she is, Bearce immersed herself in research—interviewed dozens of super commuter couples, surveyed the most current statistics—and created this extraordinary guide for anyone on the wild ride of super commuting.” —Marcy Axness, PhD Author of Parenting for Peace. Raising the Next Generation of Peacemakers
Megan Bearce, MA, LMFT
Megan Bearce, MA, LMFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist who specializes in providing support to super commuter couples. She holds a bachelor of science in accounting from Minnesota State University, Mankato, and a master of arts in clinical psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles. In addition to her private practice, she writes and speaks about topics such as perfectionism, parenting gifted girls, and women’s issues in the workforce. She is currently developing a training program to educate therapists about working with super commuter clients. Megan lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her super commuter husband and their two children.