We have moved 11 times in close to 17 years of marriage. All have been work related and all have been with just two companies. It is expected that you will move at least once in your career. Performance reviews make it very clear that an unwillingness to move will negatively impact your upward mobility.
As a disclaimer, I will also note that all of the moves had a stable job at the end and all were paid for by the corporation. In the last 17 years, I have not packed or lifted a box. All I have done is make plane and hotel reservations.
From The Economist
That make economists fret: a nation of stick-in-the-muds could face disappointing productivity growth and more stubborn unemployment than it is used to.
On the other hand, I have only moved state to state once. I have been more likely to move country to country. I think it is good for my kids - they are pretty tough and adaptable. It is good for my husband - he is rapidly moving up in the company. It is good for me - I get bored staying in one place too long.
We said "no" once. We didn't want to move to Angola. Actually, we wanted to move to Angola, but we didn't want to expose the boys to the constant malaria medication. We gave up a lot of money, but some things are not worth it.