Women who have lived the cruising life share their advice, tell their stories, and relive their adventures -
What if your life partner's dream is your nightmare? Debra Ann Cantrell faced just that dilemma when her husband proposed living and cruising on a boat. She would lose a career she loved and, she feared, everything by which she'd defined herself. She wondered how others before her had made this decision, and what had happened to them, and decided to explore the process of life change by studying more than 100 women, over a five-year period, whose partners had proposed the cruising life. Changing Course is the first decision-making guide written specifically for women considering leaving their careers, friends, and everyday life to join their partners at sea, and it offers valuable guidance for anyone considering a major lifestyle change.
"So your partner wants to go cruising, and you don't know what you want. Whether you find the idea appealing or appalling, you're probably struggling with the thought of leaving behind a home, community, family, and friends you love. You may face a variety of fears and concerns, some of which you feel you can talk to your partner about and some you haven't admitted to anyone but yourself. You wish you knew more about what cruising has to offer and others' experiences dealing with this major lifestyle change. You are not alone. Changing Course is the first book that honestly evaluates the transition to life afloat."--Beth Leonard, author of The Voyager's Handbook