Changing location can mean a change of roles in the relationship. A previously employed partner may find life as a trailing spouse difficult. Language barriers, government regulations and unaccredited qualifications are among the main reasons for this.
Spouses may find it difficult to adjust to being financially dependent on their partner as well as adjusting to unemployment. This shift in roles can put a strain on the relationship while the couple are trying to adjust to their new life abroad.
Try to keep an open dialogue between you and your partner. Communication is key when overcoming any relationship issues. Discuss how you both feel and try to come up with solutions for each other. Remember that your transition experience could differ from theirs.
If your partner is finding it difficult to get work, help them with their job applications. If they are unable to work at all, schedule planned together time and help them to identify activities in the area that they can take part in.