about the challenges of living outside of your country of birth and the process of adjustment for you and your family.

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Sick of being a trailing spouse?

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If ever there was a description less befitting the hard work…

Reflections on finding my roots

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After thirty years of living abroad I am spending more time…

Where is home?

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Books read, hagelslag bought, cards, mostly written, and some even sent. I’ve been Home away from Home

Perfectly imperfect internationals

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When it relentlessly pursues us with its ‘must do and can do better’, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, something is out of balance. That's bad enough living in the comfort zone of your wn national identity, but for expats, who are already confused about the new cultural and linguistic paths they have embarked on, it can become a hinderance, rather than a help to settling in.

Thaw

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First the sound of water trickling snow and ice melting into one. Dancing their way, hopping and skipping gurgling free in wintry sun.

Changing identities abroad

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Many people experience the changing of their identities abroad.…

Dealing with the death of a parent abroad

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Reader Question: How can I better manage dealing with the death…

When international friends come and go

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Q: I have made many wonderful, close friendships with other…

Held hostage for the sake of the children

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When international relationships end, one partner can end…