how to adjust to international life and how this can help create greater international understanding.

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International friendships

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If you look at the friendships that survived your travels, you might notice that they are in a deeper, more lasting phase. Time and distance will have sifted out the one or two friends that are lasting, while others faded away. Just as there are different ways of making friends, there are also different ways of staying friends and expressing what we feel for them.

Sick of being a trailing spouse?

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

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

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…

Held hostage for the sake of the children

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When international relationships end, one partner can end…

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…