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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Is loneliness part of the expat experience?

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No one likes to admit that they are lonely and yet, for most internationals, dealing with the loss of friends and family is always going to be part of the process of adjustment. Singles may travel abroad in search of adventure, to take up a new job, or just because that particular country has always exercised a particular pull on them

Dealing with the in laws

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Dealing with the in laws can be confusing and confounding and…

Another international relocation

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For many expats their geographical location is more likely to…

Not the only lonely expat

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Even when we don’t move around the globe, being happy all the time is not a normal human condition. Life can be really tough sometimes, but when our need to grieve, to be angry, or to experience failure is inhibited we add insult to injury.

World peace and Third Culture Kids

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There is a paradigm shift between the generations that reinforces this, as even today’s mono-cultural children are increasingly influenced by other cultures, and interact via the internet as easily with children from one part of the world as from another.

International relations

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Companies need to become willing to embrace the 'liquid' nature of international relations. Rather than teach cross cultural theory by sticking to a teaching of cultural identities, it is the very loss of any cultural identity that points to the future.

Relocating is just the start

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The day of relocation is just the start of a long journey of…